The Cleveland Guardians are coming off an awe-inspiring season that saw them win the AL Central and make it to the ALDS.
Not many people projected the Guardians before the season to even be in the running for the playoffs.
But, thanks to good pitching and plenty of breakout hitters, the Guardians were a force to be reckoned with.
Now, as they get set for the offseason, who should they be looking to acquire to improve their roster?
Well, here are two offensive free agents Cleveland should target.
Willson Contreras, Catcher
The Guardians can use some more offensive production out of their catcher.
So why not go out and sign the best hitter at the position available?
Willson Contreras has been one of the few consistent producers for the Chicago Cubs over the past few seasons.
But, his time in Chicago is finally coming to a close.
Last season, the righty hit .243 with 22 home runs, and 55 RBIs in 113 games.
— MoreForYouCleveland (@MoreForYou_CLE) November 10, 2022
The only catcher on the Guardians depth chart is Bo Naylor, who has played five games in his MLB career.
Contreras would fill one of the most significant needs on their roster and is someone they should be targeting.
Josh Bell, First Base
One thing the Guardians lacked in their lineup this past season was power hitters.
So one player they should be interested in signing is switching hitting first baseman Josh Bell.
Bell spent last season with both the Nationals and Padres where he hit .266 with 17 home runs and 77 RBIs.
His switch-hitting ability will allow him to slot in behind Jose Ramirez in their lineup.
Providing some protection for the perennial MVP candidate.
The 1B market for the #Padres #Astros and #Rays are now headlined by the followingfree agents:
Josh Bell, Jose Abreu, Wil Myers, Brandon Belt, Yuli Gurriel, Carlos Santana, Miguel San, Jesus Aguilar & Yoshi Tsutsugo #1B
— Jim Bowden⚾️🏈 (@JimBowdenGM) November 15, 2022
If the Guardians are serious about making another push next season, they need to add some offensive firepower.
Both Contreras and Bell answer that call.