Taking a way too early look at potential Guardians trade chips

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Myles Straw

Much like with Karinchak, Myles Straw is someone that potential playoff teams could value down the stretch. While his bat has left a lot to be desired over the last season-plus (.222/.296/.271 slash in last 188 games). The value that teams would see is in his defense and speed on the basepaths. Straw won a Gold Glove last season and his baserunning abilities can be extremely valuable for teams in need of a pinch runner late in games.

Contractually teams would have to sign on for another three-plus years of Straw as he is signed through 2026 with club options for 2027 and 2028. That may be too much of a commitment for a team looking for a fourth outfielder, but it is not impossible. All it takes is a team suddenly finding themselves in need of a defensive or stolen base specialist and Straw becomes an attractive trade piece.