Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hot Stove Still Simmering

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.


Roberto E. Alejandro said...

According to Joel Sherman, the Yanks are interested in Reed Johnson to serve in a platoon in left with Gardner.

We'll see, this would be a never heard of/didn't expect signing.

Boras better pick up that phone quick.

Quinn said...

i like reed johnson he is a solid player.. nothing really too flashy. and to be honest i wouldnt mind seeing johnny go elsewhere

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

it seems that would be the direction in which Bronny is leaning too. I think they'd like Damon for another year, but not more than that, nor at his current salary demands, and as has been said a lot lately, better to part ways with a player a year too early than a year too late.

Rich Mahogany said...

Maybe Bronny is thinking that if he can't acquire a Dusch, he might as well add another Johnson.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Feinsand does not expect a DeRosa or Marlon Byrd type player for left. The Reed Johnson thing may be more in the realm of what we can expect for future Yankees moves.