5 teams the Guardians should consider as potential trade partners

Cleveland is reportedly looking to buy at the deadline
Cleveland Guardians v Detroit Tigers - Game One
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New York Mets

The 2023 season has not gone according to plan for the New York Mets as they appear to be sellers at the trade deadline. While most of the headlines about potential Mets trades are tied to starters Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, there are two other names which could be options for Cleveland. Tommy Pham and David Robertson. Both Pham and Roberston are on expiring deals which could motivate New York to be a bit more willing to part ways with the current state of their season.

Pham's .827 OPS would be the highest in Cleveland's outfield and third-highest on the team behind only Josh Naylor (.856) and Jose Ramirez (.852). Additionally, Pham's nine home runs this season is the same as the combined total of their regular outfield trio of Steven Kwan (5), Will Brennan (4), and Myles Straw (0).

Robertson's late-career renaissance has continued this season in Queens, with a 2.08 ERA, 1.015 WHIP, and 10 K/9 in his age 38 season. As mentioned previously, Cleveland did not say they are actively looking for bullpen help, but there is no such thing as having too many relievers. Robertson could also be a valuable veteran presence for what is still a very young Guardians team.