5 trade options the Cleveland Guardians could target to fill Shane Bieber's spot in the rotation

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1. Jose Quintana - New York Mets

The New York Mets have stumbled out of the gate, and it does appear that it could be a very long and disappointing season ahead for their organization. It would not be surprising to see the Mets look to move players who are on expiring contracts. Veteran left-hander Jose Quintana would fit this description, as he is set to become a free agent after the season.

Quintana had a couple of rough seasons from 2017-2021, with the final 14 games of the 2017 season following his trade to the Chicago Cubs being the only time he registered an ERA below 4.00 during that span. Since then, Quintana has an ERA of 3.11 over 47 starts in 251.2 innings pitched as a member of three different organizations (Pirates, Cardinals, Mets).

The 35-year-old's best days do seem to be behind him at this point in his career, but that does not mean he would not necessarily be a quality pickup for the Guardians. If they are able to get relatively average performances from Quintana for the rest of the year, it would go a long way. It would also take some pressure off a bullpen that has already seen a lot of action and keep key relievers from being burnt out before a potential postseason run.