Cutnpaste: – Mookie, Bay, Jenrry, Dickey, Luis


William Hayward “Mookie“ Wilson was born in Bamberg, South Carolina on February 9, 1956. He grew up in a family who were poor share croppers. He generally toiled in the fields to help his family earn enough money to survive. He was given the nickname ” Mookie” when he was a young child because he couldn’t say the word milk, instead he said Mookie and it stuck. Wilson played college baseball for both Spartanburg Methodist College as well as the University of South Carolina. He was drafted by the Mets in the second round of the 1977 free agent draft, and was immediately sent to play in the Mets minor league system.  


Jason Bay insisted that hitting 30 home runs this season “can be done.” No, he’s not talking about the whole team, which finished fourth from the NL bottom in homers in 2010. Before signing with the Mets last year, Bay was a perennial 30-homer guy, hitting the mark in four of his previous five seasons. His six dingers last season — despite coming in only 348 at-bats — was not what the Mets had in mind when they locked him in at four years and $66 million. Bay is uncertain where his power went, but he is determined to find it in 2011.


48. Jenrry Mejia, RHP, New York Mets — He was rushed to the big leagues last year as a reliever and in retrospect should have been starting in the minor leagues all season instead. Jenrry has a 95-97 mph four-seam fastball and above-average change and is working to improve his 12-6 curve ball. He has an inconsitent release point and just needs to pitch to try to improve the command of all of his pitches in and out of the zone.


A spiritual man, Dickey says this dual transformation was no coincidence. He believes God was instrumental in this pivotal moment in his life, somehow guiding him to the knuckleball while shepherding him toward the events and relationships that allowed him to take stock in himself as a man. The intertwining paths of his personal and professional lives, with stories and anecdotes from his childhood and through the approaching season, make for a compelling and instructive narrative.


Luis Castillo’s brother, Julio Cesar, underwent surgery Monday in the Dominican Republic, leaving the Mets second baseman unsure whether he will stay in Florida or make a trip home. Castillo preferred to keep the nature of his brother’s condition private, referring to it only as “serious.” At one point during Monday’s workout, he rode off the field in a golf cart in order to head to the clubhouse, call home and return to the field in quick order.¬ebook_id=16696314&vkey=notebook_nym&c_id=nym&partnerId=rss_nym  


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