In his second time around with Binghamton, Nickeas looks to take his game to the next level. He has…
Muniz Stabilizes Back of B-Mets Bullpen
The following is an excerpt from the feature article in the upcoming print edition of Inside Pitch Magazine The Mets drafted Carlos Muniz in the 13th round of the 2003 draft out of Long Beach State, where he was also a closer. After a rough 2005, in which he missed significant time due to bone spurs and elbow inflammation that he tried to throw through ("My elbow just got inflamed to the point where I couldn't even throw the ball"), Muniz posted a 3.08 ERA as a member of the 2006 Florida State League champions St. Lucie Mets. He earned an FSL midseason All-Star selection and saved all five of St. Lucie's postseason wins, including the championship clincher, a 6-2 victory over Dunedin, the Toronto Blue Jays affiliate. "It was the ninth inning, I had runners on second and third when I came in," Muniz recalled. "I faced the second baseman for the Blue Jays (Carlo Cota) and I popped him up and it was the third out. We rushed the mound, we won! All of a sudden the...
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