Miami Marlins: 10 former players to consider bringing back in 2022
By Matt Melton
4. Brandon Kintzler
If the Marlins were to consider bringing back a few former relievers in 2022, why not bring back a former closer? In fact, there are two notable former closers with Miami who would be intriguing free agents to bring back with the first being Kintzler.
Miami’s closer during the shortened 2020 season (2.22 ERA, 12 saves), Kintzler is coming off a down year in 2021 where the right-hander posted a 6.37 ERA across 29 appearances with the Phillies.
Despite that down year, Kintzler you could certainly argue is due for a bounce back 2022 having posted an ERA below 3.00 in both 2019-20, and is a player to take a chance on with extensive late inning experience.
3. Steve Cishek
On the topic of potentially bringing bring back a former closer to Miami in 2022, why not Cishek?
The Marlins former closer from 2012-15, Cishek saw time with Miami/Florida at the major league level from 2010-15, even collecting a combined 94 saves with a 2.86 ERA during his time in the organization at the major league level.
While used sparingly in a closing role in recent years, the 35-year-old right-hander has enjoyed success in recent years (3.42 ERA with LAA in 2021), and is a proven late inning option who could excel with the Marlins in a similar role where Cishek has had success before.