Back in July, the Miami Marlins sent a centerfielder to the Oakland A’s. The opposite could happen once transactions are allowed.
The Marlins have been pursuing centerfielders throughout the offseason. They made a run at bringing Starling Marte back just months after sending him to Oakland. They have reportedly attempted to engage the Diamondbacks in talks for Ketel Marte. However, they have not gotten anywhere and are planning on starting Avisail Garcia in center.
As much as Garcia improves the lineup, he is not the answer in center, having cost his teams ten runs in just 90 games. While the Marlins are looking at other options in the outfield, particularly at the corners, it is time to shift their focus to Ramon Laureano.
Laureano would help in two major areas. He would be another solid bat in the lineup, someone that could slot atop the lineup and help set the table. He would also give the Marlins an actual centerfielder that can make a difference with the glove. Considering that they have plenty of young arms to trade, it is entirely possible that Miami can get a deal done with the A’s.
The Miami Marlins have not been shy about their desire to land a new centerfielder. Ramon Laureano could be a perfect fit.