Five bold predictions for the Cleveland Guardians 2024 season

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Guardians Bold Prediction Number Three: Shortstop is still a problem without a solution

The fact that there is not an obvious and immediate solution to the Guardians' shortstop problem is not something many want to admit, but it is still something that clearly exists. Sure, there are a few options that could hopefully be the answer Cleveland is looking for, and each option has its own camp full of supporters. However, there is a reason why there are multiple players who can play the shortstop position on the major league roster, and it is not because the Guardians are showcasing their positional depth.

There is another thing that must be mentioned here. There is a distinct difference in the amount of excitement and positivity about any of Cleveland's current options when compared to Francisco Lindor prior to his callup. While it is a bit unfair to make this comparison, the fact that it can be made speaks volumes about the Guardians' shortstop situation.

It just seems like Cleveland is going to play their current options long enough until they have enough reasons not to. At some point, the Guardians will have a better situation at shortstop, whether that comes via free agency, trade, or one of their seemingly infinite prospects. It just will not be this season.