5 current free agents the Cleveland Guardians could use right now

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5. Brandon Belt

If the Cleveland Guardians are interested in raising the talent floor of their major league roster and reducing the overall level of variance in their play, Brandon Belt could be an option. Belt has proven to be a relatively steady bat in his career, and that could provide some stability to a Guardians lineup that could use a little more of it.

The former San Francisco Giant spent last season with the Toronto Blue Jays, and the move from the spacious National League West to the home-run-friendly American League East appeared to pay off. Belt finished with the second-highest home run total of his career with 19 in 103 games, 10 shy of his career-high of 29 that came in an injury-shortened 2021 campaign (97 games).

While asking for a 20+ home run campaign in 2024 may be pushing it a bit due to his advanced age (35, turning 36 in April), there is still a world where he can eclipse double-digits and get close to 20 again. Belt's home run total has lived in the teens for the majority of his career, and adding that to this current version of the Guardians would be more impactful than some may realize.