2 former Guardians from 2023 that will be missed this season and 4 they are better off without

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The Cleveland Guardians are entering this season with a different look than last season. A few players from last year's Opening Day roster have since moved on to other teams, while a couple of others remain unsigned at this time. These players fall into one of two categories. Players who will be missed and others, not so much.

Player Who Will Not Be Missed: Noah Syndergaard

Coming over in a midseason trade in exchange for shortstop Amed Rosario, Noah Syndergaard's stay with the Cleveland Guardians was quite brief. Appearing in just six games, Syndergaard compiled a 5.40 ERA and 1.290 WHIP while giving up 10 home runs in 33.1 innings. It was no wonder why the Guardians decided to part ways with Syndergaard, given his performance.

The only reason why Syndergaard ended up in Cleveland in the first place is that the Guardians needed pitching. An injury to Shane Bieber a few weeks prior, combined with a pitching staff full of rookies, was not an ideal situation for a team hoping to make a push toward the postseason. Cleveland needed Syndergaard to eat innings while they attempted to restabilize their rotation in their quest for postseason play.

Even though Syndergaard did eat some innings and provided some relief to an overworked pitching group, there is not a reasonable person out there who would have wanted him to return in 2024.