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Yankees: Who stays, who goes?

Updated: September 25, 2013, 11:14 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Yankees' 2013 season is mercifully over, and general manager Brian Cashman has a winter's load of work to do, even more than by his usual offseason standards.

For one thing, his team failed the make the playoffs for just the second time in the past 19 seasons.

For another, we already know he will lose Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte to retirement. He might also lose Alex Rodriguez to suspension, Robinson Cano to free agency. Curtis Granderson, Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain and Boone Logan are all free agents as well, so the 2014 Yankees could very well have a lot of unfamiliar faces next Opening Day.

As always, at this time of the year, we give you the chance to weigh in on which Yankees from the 2013 season you would like to see back again next year.

I'll give you my opinion, then you give us yours. Deal?

Position Players

David Adams

Position: INF
Analysis: Don't see him as a starter. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    15%
  •  
    85%

(Total votes: 21,777)

Zoilo Almonte

Position: OF
Analysis: Not an everyday player yet. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    43%
  •  
    57%

(Total votes: 21,883)

Robinson Cano

Position: 2B
Analysis: If more than five years, $125M ... Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    63%
  •  
    37%

(Total votes: 24,425)

Francisco Cervelli

Position: C
Analysis: Cervelli deserves to play a full season. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    58%
  •  
    42%

(Total votes: 22,405)

Brett Gardner

Position: OF
Analysis: Great table-setter, superior fielder.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 23,053)

Curtis Granderson

Position: CF
Analysis: Should give him the qualifying offer. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    70%
  •  
    30%

(Total votes: 23,245)

Travis Hafner

Position: DH
Analysis: Early-season pop, bit by injury bug. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    10%
  •  
    90%

(Total votes: 21,989)

Derek Jeter

Position: SS
Analysis: He'll exercise his $9.5M option for 2014. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    85%
  •  
    15%

(Total votes: 23,498)

J.R. Murphy

Position: C
Analysis: Showed surprising poise in September. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    72%
  •  
    28%

(Total votes: 21,231)

Eduardo Nunez

Position: INF
Analysis: Injury-prone and mistake-prone. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    44%
  •  
    56%

(Total votes: 21,555)

Lyle Overbay

Position: 1B
Analysis: Not an everyday player. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    25%
  •  
    75%

(Total votes: 21,328)

Mark Reynolds

Position: 1B
Analysis: Has value as a backup. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    67%
  •  
    33%

(Total votes: 21,397)

Alex Rodriguez

Position: 3B
Analysis: He'll be on the books in 2014. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    35%
  •  
    65%

(Total votes: 23,153)

Austin Romine

Position: C
Analysis: Needs more time to develop. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    70%
  •  
    30%

(Total votes: 20,618)

Brendan Ryan

Position: SS
Analysis: Not gonna hit much, but good at SS. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    66%
  •  
    34%

(Total votes: 20,709)

Alfonso Soriano

Position: OF
Analysis: Sori will be here next year. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 22,474)

Chris Stewart

Position: C
Analysis: So-so hitter showed sloppy D. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    16%
  •  
    84%

(Total votes: 20,495)

Ichiro Suzuki

Position: OF
Analysis: .260 hitter won't be better in '14. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    52%
  •  
    48%

(Total votes: 22,520)

Mark Teixeira

Position: 1B
Analysis: Will be a Yankee through 2016. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    83%
  •  
    17%

(Total votes: 22,127)

Vernon Wells

Position: OF
Analysis: Say thanks, but no thanks. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    15%
  •  
    85%

(Total votes: 21,558)

Pitchers

Dellin Betances

Position: SP
Analysis: Big, strong, young and throws 97.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    87%
  •  
    13%

(Total votes: 17,805)

Cesar Cabral

Position: RP
Analysis: Could be the next "lefty specialist."
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    87%
  •  
    13%

(Total votes: 17,463)

Joba Chamberlain

Position: RP
Analysis: Failed miserably in his second chance. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    4%
  •  
    96%

(Total votes: 19,553)

Preston Claiborne

Position: RP
Analysis: Became more hittable with exposure. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    36%
  •  
    64%

(Total votes: 17,263)

David Huff

Position: RP
Analysis: Could be a long man/lefty specialist.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    78%
  •  
    22%

(Total votes: 17,300)

Phil Hughes

Position: SP
Analysis: Unsuited to pitching at the Stadium.
Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    6%
  •  
    94%

(Total votes: 19,196)

Shawn Kelley

Position: RP
Analysis: A reliable arm in the pen. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    86%
  •  
    14%

(Total votes: 16,997)

Hiroki Kuroda

Position: SP
Analysis: Faded badly down the stretch. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    62%
  •  
    38%

(Total votes: 18,881)

Boone Logan

Position: RP
Analysis: Pending surgery makes him risky. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    44%
  •  
    56%

(Total votes: 17,523)

Ivan Nova

Position: SP
Analysis: Yanks have no ace in '14. No choice but ... Take him.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 18,480)

David Phelps

Position: SP
Analysis: Steady but not spectacular. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    87%
  •  
    13%

(Total votes: 17,558)

David Robertson

Position: RP
Analysis: Stellar setup man but can he close? Take him.

Your call

  •  
    96%
  •  
    4%

(Total votes: 18,225)

CC Sabathia

Position: SP
Analysis: No choice here, he's signed through 2016. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    84%
  •  
    16%

(Total votes: 18,986)

Adam Warren

Position: RP
Analysis: Could be useful out of the bullpen. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    80%
  •  
    20%

(Total votes: 17,178)

Management

Brian Cashman

Position: GM
Analysis: Deserves full checkbook and another shot. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    73%
  •  
    27%

(Total votes: 18,480)

Joe Girardi

Position: Manager
Analysis: His finest managing job with the Yankees. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    83%
  •  
    17%

(Total votes: 18,753)

Hal Steinbrenner

Position: Owner
Analysis: The devil you know ... Take him.

Your call

  •  
    52%
  •  
    48%

(Total votes: 18,351)


Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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