Have the Cleveland Guardians done enough to repeat as AL Central champions?

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The Cleveland Guardians entered the offseason with high expectations, having exceeded projections for 2022, riding a dominant bullpen and emerging crop of young talent into the divisional round of the playoffs. They had few glaring holes in their roster, and a new ownership group offering new and exciting possibilities for fans to dream of.

However, rather than wholesale changes in how they operated, the Guardians approached the offseason much as they have recent ones, being opportunistic with free agents and trades, while showing confidence in the core that they have have drafted and developed.

The result is that they return a team very much like the one that won 92 games a year ago, squeaked by the Tampa Bay Rays and looked overmatched by the Yankees in the ALDS. They will look for continued development from a number of players, and contributions from a couple key additions in order to take a step forward and advance farther into the playoffs in 2023.