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Miami Marlins: Could Max Meyer be a closing option in 2022?

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DENVER, CO - JULY 11: Max Meyer #12 of National League Futures Team pitches against the National League Futures Team at Coors Field on July 11, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

DENVER, CO – JULY 11: Max Meyer #12 of National League Futures Team pitches against the National League Futures Team at Coors Field on July 11, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The Miami Marlins at the moment will enter the 2022 season with a few notable internal options at closer, a group that includes right-hander’s Dylan Floro (15 saves in 2021) and Anthony Bender (3 saves in 2021). However, could there be another internal option to be Miami’s primary closer in 2022?

While both Floro and Bender would be strong options, arguably the most-intriguing Marlins closing option for the 2022 season comes from a player still yet to make his major league debut – Max Meyer.

Is Max Meyer an option for the Miami Marlins closer in 2022?

The Miami Marlins No. 3 prospect, as well as the No. 30 prospect in all of baseball, it seems it is a 100% given that Meyer will make his major league debut in 2022, most-likely coming sooner rather than later.

Used solely as a starter during the 2021 minor league season, it makes sense that Miami’s 2020 first round pick will continue to be used as a starter whenever he reaches the big leagues after posting a combined 2.27 ERA in 2021 across 22 starts in his debut professional season. However, due to the Marlins crowded rotation picture entering the 2022 season, it makes sense that a few rotation options could find themselves playing a role in Miami’s bullpen.

When looking at which rotation options would make the most sense in a bullpen role in 2022, there are arguably none that stick out more than Meyer. Yes, even while names such as Luzardo and Hernandez have previous bullpen experience, Meyer in a closing/high-leverage role is the most-intriguing option.

A former closer in college as a freshman at Minnesota, Meyer excelled in that role posting a 2.27 ERA across 43.2 IP with an impressive 54:13 K:BB and 16 saves, which tied the Golden Gophers program record. Earning numerous accolades in the process including First-Team All-Big Ten, Meyer has not pitched out of a bullpen role since 2019, but could easily have success in a potential late-inning role in 2022 with his elite fastball/slider combo.

As mentioned at the start, the Miami Marlins have a few notable internal options at closer in 2022. While Floro and Bender would also excel in the closer role, there is no-denying Meyer could be the most-intriguing option.

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Barnes Announces Spring ID Clinic

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Spots are filling up fast for the University of Miami soccer spring ID clinic, which takes place on Feb. 20 at Cobb Stadium.

The ID clinic is slated to run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is intended for any and all participants aged 8th grade and up.

Due to limited availability, the clinic is expected to fill up quickly.

Registration is open and available at sarahbarnessoccercamp.totalcamps.com/

The camp is open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

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Highlights: Canes Dominate Heels

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All the sights and sounds from Miami’s decisive 85-57 victory over North Carolina.

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Miami Finds Focus For Florida State

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Miami Finds Focus For Florida State

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Focus. That was the emphasis for the University of Miami women’s basketball team during the day between their loss to Duke and their next game at Florida State.

The Hurricanes fell short of an upset of the Blue Devils, 58-49, and one of the reasons was due to a lack of focus, according to head coach Katie Meier.

“I don’t think we were tough and focused. It was a lack of focus on the details and we’re not scoring enough to blow off the details of our offense,” Meier said. “The players need to step up and play a heck of a lot better than we’re playing right now because we have a lot of difficult games ahead of us and these kinds of performances aren’t going to get us wins.”


Two players who did maintain focus and toughness throughout the game were graduate students Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi and Kelsey Marshall. Between the two of them, Djaldi-Tabdi and Marshall accounted for 34 of Miami’s 49 points, over 70 percent of the Canes’ scoring.

Djaldi-Tabdi poured in a career-high 19 points, while Marshall added 15 points for her 11th double-digit game of the season.

“I saw a lot of leadership from Kelsey and Maeva and I though they played their guts out, while their teammates honestly let them down,” Meier said. “I’m really proud of them.”

Over the last four games, Djaldi-Tabdi is averaging 12.3 points per game, having scored in double-figures in three of the four contests. She currently ranks second on the team in scoring (7.8), sitting only behind Marshall (13.8).

“After practice, Maeva has been putting up a lot of extra reps and is becoming a lot more confident in herself and in the system,” Marshall said. “I think that is why she has been playing so well, recently.”


With a matchup with long-time rival Florida State, just a day away, the Canes must quickly regroup and, more importantly, refocus on the task ahead.

“We need to come to the next game focused and be ready for FSU, which is a big game for us,” Marshall said. “It’s important that we are mentally focused and ready to compete.”

Thursday’s matchup will be the 65th all-time meeting between the two programs, dating back to the 1974-75 season. Florida State holds the 48-16 edge in the series, with a 22-4 mark when playing in Tallahassee, Fla.

Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. and the game will air on RSN. Fans can also listen to the game on WVUM 90.5

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