7 bold predictions for the Cleveland Guardians in 2024

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Opening Day is finally here, and with that comes the hope of a new season. The Cleveland Guardians are looking to rebound from their 76-86 record from last season, which resulted in a third-place finish in the American League Central behind the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers.

A new era is beginning on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario as longtime and future Hall of Fame manager Terry Francona stepped down from his position, with incoming rookie manager Stephen Vogt taking his place. It is not going to be an easy task for Vogt, or for anyone else who would succeed Francona for that matter, but those in the front office who brought him aboard believe he is up to the task.

Last season saw quite a few things go wrong for the Guardians, which ultimately resulted in some trades being made (and one that was almost made) that drew the ire of fans and local media alike. While time and patience will be required in order to find out if their decisions from last season pan out in the manner the organization hopes they will, the focus now remains on the upcoming season that should play out better than the one that preceded it.

With all of that being said, here are seven predictions for the Cleveland Guardians in 2024.

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