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Stay or go: Which Yankees should stay long term and which need to go?

The New York Yankees are in clear need of a retool. Which players should be kept around for the future and which should be shipped out of town?

Perhaps the low point of a dreadful 2021 season for the New York Yankees came this past weekend as they were defeated 9-2 by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, allowing Boston to complete a three-game sweep and improve their record in the rivalry series to 6-0 over New York this season.

The Yankees now sit just 40-37 on the season and in fourth place in the AL East. 

Clearly, the team is in need of a makeover and new faces need to be added while others need to be let go. Here’s who the Yankees should keep long-term, let go and whose fate depends on their performance throughout the rest of the season and potential moves at the trade deadline.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 02: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a 3-run home run in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on August 02, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Keepers

Gerrit Cole

Aaron Judge

DJ LeMahieu

Gio Urshela

Gleyber Torres

Giancarlo Stanton

Jonathan Loaisiga

Chad Green

Lucas Luetge

Luis Cessa

Luis Severino

Nestor Cortes

1 comment

  1. The first person that needs to go is Brian ( 1 for 21 ) Cashman.

    The first person to be brought in Erik Neander, from the Rays to be named President of the team to rebuilt them to respectability.

    If Cashman stays I will never watch another game.

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