As you may have heard, Jeff Passan of ESPN reported that the Guardians are “open to the possibility of trading Emmanuel Clase.”
Now, of course, being open to something doesn’t mean it is likely to happen. The Guardians listen to offers for all their players. However, Jeff Passan doesn’t simply float rumors for clicks; he’s a more responsible reporter who is generally well-connected to the Cleveland front office, as he demonstrated by reporting Stephen Vogt as a strong candidate for the managerial job well-before his hiring and before any Guardians’ beat reporters. My reading, thus, is that the Guardians have likely had a back-and-forth with at least one team on the idea, whether or not something is anywhere close is certainly highly questionable (and unlikely).