Yankees: Who stays, who goes?
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?
Analysis: Don't see him as a starter. Trash him.
Analysis: Not an everyday player yet. Trash him.
Analysis: If more than five years, $125M ... Trash him.
Analysis: Cervelli deserves to play a full season. Take him.
Analysis: Great table-setter, superior fielder.
Analysis: Should give him the qualifying offer. Take him.
Analysis: Early-season pop, bit by injury bug. Trash him.
Analysis: He'll exercise his $9.5M option for 2014. Take him.
Analysis: Showed surprising poise in September. Take him.
Analysis: Injury-prone and mistake-prone. Trash him.
Analysis: Not an everyday player. Trash him.
Analysis: Has value as a backup. Take him.
Analysis: He'll be on the books in 2014. Take him.
Analysis: Needs more time to develop. Take him.
Analysis: Not gonna hit much, but good at SS. Take him.
Analysis: Sori will be here next year. Take him.
Analysis: So-so hitter showed sloppy D. Trash him.
Analysis: .260 hitter won't be better in '14. Trash him.
Analysis: Will be a Yankee through 2016. Take him.
Analysis: Say thanks, but no thanks. Trash him.
Analysis: Big, strong, young and throws 97.
Analysis: Could be the next "lefty specialist."
Analysis: Failed miserably in his second chance. Trash him.
Analysis: Became more hittable with exposure. Trash him.
Analysis: Could be a long man/lefty specialist.
Analysis: Unsuited to pitching at the Stadium.
Analysis: A reliable arm in the pen. Take him.
Analysis: Faded badly down the stretch. Trash him.
Analysis: Pending surgery makes him risky. Trash him.
Analysis: Yanks have no ace in '14. No choice but ... Take him.
Analysis: Steady but not spectacular. Take him.
Analysis: Stellar setup man but can he close? Take him.
Analysis: No choice here, he's signed through 2016. Take him.
Analysis: Could be useful out of the bullpen. Take him.
Analysis: Deserves full checkbook and another shot. Take him.
Analysis: His finest managing job with the Yankees. Take him.
Analysis: The devil you know ... Take him.