There has not been much chatter about Ramon Laureano on the trade front.
One can understand why. He struggled last season as he never got on track due to the remaining games from his PED suspension and various injuries. That led to a disappointing .211/.287/.376 batting line in his 383 plate appearances with 13 homers and 18 doubles. Laureano did chip in 11 steals as well, but was caught six times.
Even with that down season, Laureano showed a bit of what he can be – a solid all-around option at the top of a lineup. He would be a perfect buy-low option for the Miami Marlins, someone that they could bring in to solidify center for the next few years without expending a large amount of their prospect capital.
The A’s could even serve as a one stop shop for the Marlins. They could use a catcher as well and Sean Murphy is expected to be on the trade block. The Marlins could make a significant improvement to their lineup in one fell swoop depending on how many prospects they want to give up.
Ramon Laureano has appeared to be a perfect fit for the Miami Marlins for years. Maybe this will be the offseason that deal takes place.