5 position players the Cleveland Guardians should look to trade for

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The Cleveland Guardians are among the best teams in the sport right now, and barring sometype of Homer at the Bat style series of events that would see most of their best players become unavailable, they are going to continue having that status. 

Cleveland's ascent to the top of the American League Central has been propelled by an offense that has put last year's underwhelming effort behind them and finding a way to do something they had plenty of issues with previously. Hitting for power. A lineup that was near the bottom in home runs and slugging percentage last year now ranks ninth in both categories, with 63 home runs and a slugging percentage of .715. This is a massive improvement over last year's totals, with their 124 home runs ranking dead last and their 26th-ranked slugging percentage of .695, finishing as one of only four teams to post a sub .700 slugging percentage in 2023.

While the offensive production has been better than expected in the early going, there is still room for improvement in a few areas where the output has been lacking. The Guardians could look to upgrade these positions by reaching out to a few teams that have been underperforming so far and agreeing to a trade that could help solidify their roster for a playoff run.