3 potential trade destinations for Ramon Laureano
By David Hill
As it currently stands, the Philadelphia Phillies outfield is…Bryce Harper. Centerfield was a problem spot for all of the 2021 season, and with Andrew McCutchen in free agency, the Phillies need a left fielder as well.
One of these is easier said than done. There are plenty of corner outfielders available in free agency that could help the Phillies in their quest to improve the roster. However, that is not the case when it comes to a centerfielder. Unless the Phillies want to give Adam Haseley or Mickey Moniak another look, they will need to make a trade.
Ramon Laureano would make sense as a target. He would not only provide a solid piece atop their lineup but would drastically improve their outfield defense. Laureano would also be more than a rental as he still has another three years of team control left.
This may be a move that the Phillies need to make if they hope to keep pace in the NL East. The Braves won the World Series last season, the Mets have drastically improved, and the Marlins are looking to emerge from their rebuilding process. The Phillies, meanwhile, have hovered around .500 as the roster has not been good enough to do more.
The Philadelphia Phillies need an infusion of talent throughout the roster. Adding Ramon Laureano would be a good start.