3 Yankees players we'll be glad are gone in 2024 and 2 we wish stayed

Goodbye and goodbye. But the second round of goodbyes were harder.

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If fans were to sit back and look at the roster work the New York Yankees have done this season, they probably wouldn't regret a single move. The 2023 crew was unforgettable for all the wrong reasons, so a house-cleaning was imperative.

Yeah, even some of the good guys had to go in order to pave the way for better things ahead. That's just how it goes when the focus is on the greater good. We salute those who departed and were honorable Yankees.

But others had to go. With no debate had. The day the season ended, their lockers couldn't have been cleaned out fast enough. Their keycards couldn't have been deactivated fast enough. Fetch your own cab to the airport, thanks!

Maybe we're being a tad harsh, but there's no denying some Yankees from the 82-80 team last year drove fans up a wall, through the ceiling, and then into the ozone layer. It was shocking how bad or difficult to watch some of them were.

With all this roster turnover, whose departures were celebrated and who will be missed (just a little)?

3 Yankees players we'll be glad are gone in 2024 and 2 we wish stayed

Yankees player fans are thrilled to see gone: Domingo Germán

GOOD. BYE. Only four years too late. The Brian Cashman special. Hold on to a player until their value deteriorates or until they've driven a concerning chunk of a population insane. Domingo Germán was of the latter.

Suspended in 2019 for violating the league's domestic violence policy (which played a role in derailing the Yankees' run that year), Germán inexplicably stuck around until November of 2023. Juuuust long enough to throw a perfect game, too. How did that happen?

Germán's 2019 suspension knocked him out for the entirety of the shortened 2020, and he then pitched just 57 games from 2021-2023 (4.00+ ERA and 4.00+ FIP) because of injuries and an alcohol-induced tantrum that finally sealed his fate with the Yankees. But that was the 10th straw after the final one.

Just really wish we saw the Yankees put a drunk Germán in the sauna. That's the least they could've done for us after dragging this totally unnecessary relationship out in interimable fashion.