5 position players the Cleveland Guardians should look to trade for

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1. Isiah Kiner-Falefa - Toronto Blue Jays

If there is one position in particular that could use a boost offensively for the Cleveland Guardians this season, it is shortstop. The combination of Gabriel Arias and Brayan Rocchio has put up some very disappointing numbers, and now it is more than fair to wonder if they will ever become an average bat. With that in mind, reaching out to the Toronto Blue Jays for Isiah Kiner-Falefa would be a wise decision.

Even though an addition of Kiner-Falefa would not have the same amount of pop to it as acquiring his teammates Bo Bichette or Vladimir Guerrero Jr., two players that Cleveland has been named potential landing spots for, that does not mean it would not be worthwhile. Kiner-Falefa has proven to be an MLB-caliber shortstop during his time in the majors, and that is something that the Guardians do not currently have on their roster.

If Cleveland were to acquire Kiner-Falefa, they would be acquiring a lifetime .261/.314/.350 hitter who is currently outperforming his career averages with a .270/.320/.409 slash line, who also happens to be under contract through next season. This would allow the organization to focus on other areas after 2024 and put less pressure on their middle infield prospects to be their long-term answer at the position, at least immediately, that is.