4. Ramon Laureano
If the Athletics end up selling when the Lockout ends, this might be the move to watch for the Marlins that arguably no one is talking about. Now yes, it isn’t a 100% given that Oakland would consider trading Laureano, but if the 27-year-old is available, Miami should pick up the phone and call.
A player with multiple years of control remaining, Laureano is entering his fifth season with the Athletics, and is coming off a year where he slashed .246/.317/.443 across 88 games. Laureano should be a bit cheaper in a trade than some of the other names on this list, and would provide Miami with a proven two-way option in centerfield whose arm would play well at loanDepot Park.
3. Ketel Marte
While the previously mentioned Laureano would be a massive addition if it happened, Marte at No. 3 arguably starts the run of superstar caliber centerfielders that Miami could realistically acquire in a trade. In fact, Marte is a player that the Marlins have reportedly shown interest in trading for previously, but as talked about before, it would likely be for a heavy price tag.
A one-time All-Star back in 2019, Marte is coming off an impressive 2021 season where he slashed a combined .318/.377/.532 with 14 home runs across 90 games. A player who does not strike out much offensively, Marte has also seen extensive time at second base throughout his career, and would be a no-brainer to acquire in a trade as a player who holds a team option for the 2022 and 2023 seasons ($8M in 2022, $10M in 2023).