Yankees: Who stays, who goes?
Heads are sure to roll in Yankeeland.
Time to play judge, jury and executioner.
After an ALCS sweep at the hands of the Detroit Tigers, complete with the benching of Alex Rodriguez and some no-shows from Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson, among others, the Bronx Bombers seem primed for a major offseason overhaul.
Which means it's that time of the year again, Yankees fans, when you get to put on your GM hats and weigh in on who should be allowed to crawl out of the wreckage of the 2012 season -- and who should be forced to walk the plank.
Here's the list and our recommendations. Now, we ask you to add yours.
Once you've placed your votes, make sure to vent in the comments section.
Analysis: Tear up his contract and give him a raise. Take.
Analysis: Still best player on team.
Analysis: Who could you dump him on? Take.
Analysis: Huge contract and no-trade clause make him virtually immovable. Take.
Analysis: Big home run hitter is also a big whiffer. Trash.
Analysis: Can't handle October and is likely to want stupid money. Trash.
Analysis: Turns out there's some life in this 38-year-old after all. Take.
Analysis: Proved value more by not playing than he ever has by playing. Take.
Analysis: Even at 40, proved himself a useful and dangerous bat off the bench. Take.
Analysis: After hitting .211, will come cheaper. Take.
Analysis: Yanks already wasted $2 million on him. Trash.
Analysis: Useful as a low-cost backup outfielder. Take.
Analysis: Started Game 5 of the ALDS in place of A-Rod. Enough said. Take.
Analysis: Bargain-basement backup catcher. Take.
Analysis: More popular with fans than front office. Trash.
Analysis: Love the bat, hate the glove. A DH in training. Take.
Analysis: Won't cause heart attacks when the ball is hit his way. Take.
Analysis: Left off postseason roster, will never be seen in pinstripes again. Trash.
Analysis: Not going anywhere unless he wants to. Take.
Analysis: The feel-good story of the year. Take.
Analysis: As good as anyone could've hoped. Take.
Analysis: This would be a good time to deal Phil. Trash.
Analysis: Gave up too many extra-base hits. Trash.
Analysis: Could be a legit starter. Take.
Analysis: Only way his year could've gone worse is if Montero had been great. Take.
Analysis: Yanks got some of the last miles out of Sweaty Freddy. Trash.
Analysis: Who doesn't think Mo will be as good as new? Take.
Analysis: He'll probably opt out. Take.
Analysis: Not as good as '11, but plenty good. Take.
Analysis: Deserves one more shot. Take.
Analysis: He is sometimes good at his specialty. Take.
Analysis: Useful scrap-heaper. Take.
Analysis: Nice find by Cashman and his staff. Take.
Analysis: Yanks bought low, hoping he pays off in '13. Take.
Analysis: A good veteran for the 'pen. Take.
Analysis: Want to kill him for Pineda? Then you have to credit him for a lot more. Take.
Analysis: Did an excellent job juggling injury-riddled roster this year. Take.
Position: Hitting Coach
Analysis: Team struggled all year w/RISP but hitters trust him. Take.
Position: Pitching Coach
Analysis: Staff was supposed to be question mark, turned out to be asset. Take.
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