3 Guardians Who Won't Survive the Trade Deadline

It's not clear whether the Guardians will buy or sell at the deadline, but these three players could be shipped out no matter what direction the team goes.

Aaron Civale highlights a list of the Cleveland Guardians players most likely to be traded at the deadline.
Aaron Civale highlights a list of the Cleveland Guardians players most likely to be traded at the deadline. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Aaron Civale

It looks like Shane Bieber is not going to be moved at this point, but that doesn't mean this rotation is going untouched.

Whether Cleveland buys or sells, the surplus of starting pitcher talent on this roster makes for terrific trade ammunition, and Aaron Civale is a piece that could make sense for both rebuilding teams and contenders.

He has two more years of arbitration left on his contract, so it's not like he's just a rental. At 28 years old, he should have plenty of prime years ahead for a team that can work out an extension with him. But at the same time, he's already playing some terrific baseball and could slot in as high as a mid-rotation starter for a contender.

Civale has impressed with a stellar 2.71 ERA on the year, and while his peripherals suggest he hasn't been that good, you don't post a number like that as a complete fluke, either.

Whether it's moving Civale for prospects or trying to add some immediate firepower to the lineup, thiere's so much flexibility with this move.

And finally, let's get back to the middle infield.