5 position players the Cleveland Guardians should look to trade for

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4. Tommy Pham - Chicago White Sox

The knee-jerk reaction here is going tobe somesort of"Why would the Chicago White Sox trade with a division rival?" or something along those lines. Not only is this line of thinking outdated, but it also applies to players who are a lot younger than 36 years old andare viewedas a player with plenty of years remaining in their careers, two attributes that do not apply to Tommy Pham. 

In all honesty, Pham is someone who the Guardians should have signed in free agency this past offseason. Pham is the exact type of veteran presence this team would need in their outfield mix, in addition to being a notable improvement over the now departed Estevan Florial. With a slash line of .294/.344/.429 and 121 OPS+, Pham is going to be someone in high demand if he is able to continue hitting at this or a similar rate.

While it will cost a little more for Cleveland to acquire Pham from Chicago than a team from outside the division, that does not mean the Guardians should not even try. Pham is more than capable of being a productive hitter for Cleveland in the bottom third of the order, which is only going to make the top two-thirds even better.