5 current free agents the Cleveland Guardians could use right now

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2. Cody Bellinger

The longer that Cody Bellinger remains a free agent, the better the chance that he is going to take a short deal with the opportunity to re-enter free agency after the conclusion of the 2024 season. This is exactly the type of free-agent situation that is perfect for the Cleveland Guardians to jump on. Taking on a large salary for just one season for a very talented player without worrying about being on the hook for a large financial commitment in future years. It is that last part that should be particularly appealing to the Guardians, just in case Bellinger were to revert to his 2020-22 performance level instead of seeing his 2023 resurgence with the Cubs continue.

As ideal as this pairing seems, it does not appear all that likely to happen, which is really unfortunate considering Cleveland's lack of power in their lineup, specifically their outfield. Bellinger is the type of bat that could help transform this lineup and add some much-needed length, it is just a shame that a high-priced option like his is pretty much off the table before any genuine conversations could really start. While the saying of never say never is valid, do not get your hopes up for the Guardians to make an addition that is clearly out of their comfort zone.