The Guardians Whiffed On Key Free Agent Decisions

Josh Bell #55 of the <a href='' >Cleveland Guardians</a> hits a one-run double off Ranger Suarez #55 of the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning at Progressive Field on July 21, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio.” class=”size-full wp-image-233372″ decoding=”async” height=”683″ sizes=”(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px” src=”” srcset=” 1024w,×200.jpg 300w,×512.jpg 768w,×100.jpg 150w” width=”1024″/><figcaption class=(Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Guardians, who won 92 games to win the AL Central, made a few significant offseason acquisitions.

To replace the departing Austin Hedges, they signed catcher Mike Zunino, and they also signed slugger Josh Bell to help their offense.

The Guardians, however, sold at the trade deadline this year.

Zunino was terminated back in June following a difficult season debut.

They gave up on Bell on Tuesday as well, dealing him to the Miami Marlins.

The Athletic highlighted how terribly the Guardians mishandled their free agency signings on Twitter.

Bell and Zunino were added to the lineup of the Guardians to improve it.

Zunino did not have a good season, although Bell is.

The Guardians only added these two important players throughout the offseason.

Now that they are both gone, the 2023 season is still ongoing.

After the first season, Bell received a two-year contract with an opt-out provision.

The length of Zunino’s contract was only one year.

But when the regular season enters its final two months, the Guardians will be without both players because this was all they were able to do in the offseason.

Not quite a year after the contracts were signed, the organization has officially abandoned the 2023 campaign and given up on its two offseason acquisitions.

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