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Another frustrating Guardians offseason finally takes brief respite: #1 overall pick

N&N for 12/6

2024 MLB Draft Lottery presented by Nike at the 2023 MLB Winter Meetings Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Tuesday morning started the same way most mornings start for fans of Cleveland baseball during the offseason: with a report stating that

— the team has no money to spend
— the team is itching to trade away a likable veteran or two

This time it was Paul Hoynes, and he was talking about Shane Bieber and Emmanuel Clase. Gobs and gobs of TV money isn’t enough for Paul Dolan. $20M of it is likely to be missing this year. The team wants you to think that means $20M has to come off the payroll. But this is nonsense. Plenty of money is still being made, and investing that money in the team would be a great way to make more of it in the future. But very few baseball owners are capable of thinking long-term, so we get articles like this.

But then, wait!

A bunch of old men lined a stage and held cards up in the air. The final one stated that the Guardians had the #1 pick in the 2024 MLB draft. WHAT!?

Other stuff happened yesterday too