Target #3 - Ramon Laureano
if the Rays are interested in acquiring an elite defensive outfielder to replace Kiermaier's production with the capacity for high level offense, Oakland outfielder Ramon Laureano should be on their radar.
The Athletics have been sellers since before the season began, offloading high level talent like Matt Olsen, Matt Chapman, and Sean Manaea. It is only a matter of time before the A's begin to offload more of their valuable veteran talent.
Laureano has struggled a bit this season, hitting .237 with 2 HR and 8 RBI on possibility the worst team in baseball. His career OPS though sits at .787, and provides some of the best defense in the league out in center.
Something that should appeal to this Rays team is the passion and competitiveness that Laureano carries with him. Even for a terrible club, Laureano can be seen firing up his teammates who clearly respect his leadership.
Acquiring a player like Laureano could provide the Rays with the production they need right now, as well as a fiery spirit in the clubhouse to get the team out of the rut they are in.