5 teams the Guardians should consider as potential trade partners

Cleveland is reportedly looking to buy at the deadline
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St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis is a team where the Guardians appear to have plenty of options. USA Today's Bob Nightengale has reported that there are a sizeable portion of players who could be gone sometime soon.

"So, starters Jordan Montgomery and Jack Flaherty, each who are eligible for free agency in November, could be gone. Closer Jordan Hicks and perhaps injured reliever Ryan Helsley. Infielders Tommy Edman and Paul DeJong could be gone too. And outfielders Dylan Carlson and Tyler O’Neill better not send out their laundry, either. "

Bob Nightengale on the Cardinals

Starting pitcher? Check. Complimentary bat? Also check. Even though it was not mentioned by Antonetti, there are some bullpen arms here who could help their relief corps which have had their fair share of implosions lately. This could be a one stop shop for Cleveland if they view any of the players St. Louis could trade as attractive options.

Some of the names listed are not necessarily the most exciting names on the Cardinals roster, but it is not like acquiring someone like Jordan Walker, Lars Nootbar, or Nolan Gorman via trade is realistic at this time. St. Louis is looking to build around those players moving forward and are going to trade away other players in order to do so.