Buster Olney has tweeted that Oakland is close to signing Duchscherer. There go my brilliant headlines. Enjoy this Oakland. Enjoy this.
Further, Olney is tweeting that Derosa is leaning towards signing a two year deal with the Giants. A deal is not close but, if it gets done, would drastically change the left field considerations for the Yankees.
Derosa is the name that has most often been mentioned as a potential left field target for the Yankees. I'd be surprised if the Yanks are particularly interested in matching a two year offer, regardless of the annual dollars (Carl Crawford anyone?).
Another name that has been bandied around is Jermain Dye, but his name gets mentioned every year it seems as going to the Yankees but nothing ever happens. I assume that Dye is just a name a lot of sports writers know so they just mention it when they talk about available outfielders.
That leaves Damon, guy you didn't expect/never heard of, and Roberto Alejandro, who Yankees scouts are divided over.