Ranking the offseasons of AL Central teams so far

How does the Detroit Tigers' offseason stack up that of with other teams in the American League Central?
Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris talks about the future of the team
Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris talks about the future of the team / Kimberly P. Mitchell / USA TODAY NETWORK
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4. Cleveland Guardians

Another year, another offseason where the Cleveland Guardians have done absolutely nothing. The highlight has undoubtedly been landing the No. 1 overall pick in the draft lottery. That's obviously huge for the future, but the current big league roster just isn't very good.

Their offseason additons so far consist of SP Ben Lively and the return of C Austin Hedges. They also traded for Yankees' prospect Estevan Florial the day after Christmas. Exciting, I know.

Much like the White Sox, you also have trade rumors surrounding their ace as well. Shane Bieber could easily be on the move, as he only has a year left before free agency, and you know Cleveland isn't going to pay him.

They also have a new manager in Stephen Vogt. He's your typical former backup catcher turned big league manager. He takes over for longtime manager Terry Francona, who retired after the 2023 season. We'll how he pans out.

One thing Cleveland will always have is their pitching development. They'll always find a way to get more out of guys than most teams would. But their offense is almost as bad as the Tigers, if not worse. Unless they all of a sudden throw some money at a bat or two, Cleveland likely won't pose much of a threat in 2024.