Saturday, December 19, 2009
#665) MATT WATSON
Matt Watson came to the New York Mets when he was traded with Scott Strickland and Philip Seibel by the Montreal Expos in exchange for Bruce Chen, Dicky Gonzalez, and Luis Figueroa on April 5, 2002. He would play his first season with the organization in the minors, and make his official Mets' debut as a roster expansion call-up on September 12, 2003. Matt appeared in 15 games for New York that season. He was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics on October 9, 2003. Watson played in both Japan and Korea before rejoining the Mets organization again briefly in 2009. He was added to bolster the number of outfielders in the minor leagues with the promotion of prospect Fernando Martinez to New York.
Matt Watson signed his card in the set for my friend (and fellow Mets collector) Paul before a game when the Lancaster Barnstormers visited the Newark Bears on August 12, 2009.