It may feel like yesterday that Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain got here, but it is not too many more tomorrows until they could leave.

Hughes and Chamberlain both are due to be free agents after next season, which means the clock is ticking for the Yankees to decide what to do with them. And that, in many ways, boils down to a question of who they are.

Interestingly, Brian Cashman said, "I believe I know who they are."

And when pressed on that, the Yankees general manager added: "They have been around long enough. They are not guys I am dreaming on anymore."