The Miami Marlins were looking for CF help and there was an internal option just for that role. It turned out to be a completely different internal option instead. There was also an external option, and that was none other than the Oakland Athletics CF Ramon Laureano, who I previously covered. Laureano seemed like a good option that The Fish could've bought low on. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem as if that's an option anymore. The report from The Athletic says that Oakland isn't interested in trading him, which fits with assumptions on the situation that many already had.
The Miami Marlins won't be acquiring Ramon Laureano this off-season.
It's not hard to see why Ramon Laureano was such an intriguing name for teams looking for help in CF. Laureano played his entire career for the Oakland Athletics. He made his debut in 2018 by batting .288/.358/.474 with 5 home runs and 19 RBI in 48 games and 156 AB. He followed that up in 2019 by batting .288/.340/.521 with 24 home runs and 67 RBI in 123 games and 434 AB.
In the shortened 2020 season things didn't go as well for Ramon Laureano, he batted .213/.338/.366 with 6 home runs and 25 RBI in 54 games and 183 AB. In 2021, Laureano followed that up by batting .246/.317/.443 with 14 home runs and 39 RBI in 88 games and 341 AB. This was another disappointing result for him and 2022 was supposed to be the season in which he bounced back.
In 2022, Ramon Laureano batted .211/.287/.376 with 13 home runs and 34 RBI in 94 games and 346 AB. It was yet another disappointng output, making any trade of him a sell-low for Oakland. It is no surprise then that is exactly what's been happening, with the team not particularly interested in trading the CF.
The Oakland Athletics are not interested in trading Ramon Laureano. They would be selling low if they do, and interested teams such as the Miami Marlins will not be interested in giving up much to get him. At least until the trade deadline, The Fish have to forget about the possibility of trading for him.