Brian Cashman will be on hand for the Yankees winter coat drive tomorrow morning. Here are the details from the team.
The New York Yankees and New York Cares will hold a winter coat drive on Wednesday, November 9 from 8:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square (1501 Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets).
The first 1,250 people to donate gently-used coats will also receive a pair of tickets to the Army-Rutgers college football game at Yankee Stadium on November 12 at 3:30 p.m.
Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman will be on-hand assisting in the collection of coats beginning at approximately 10:00 a.m.
The 2011 New York Cares Coat Drive officially kicks off on November 15 and runs through December 31.
For the last 23 years, New York Cares has collected used winter coats each holiday season, and distributed them to men, women and children who would otherwise go cold. This massive undertaking is run by New York Cares, but relies on the generosity of all New Yorkers for its success.
• Buster Olney reports that, while the Yankees have talked to Mark Buehrle’s agent, the Yankees are “highly unlikely” to make a serious effort to sign him.
• Jon Heyman says the Yankees were disappointed to see Jonathan Sanchez traded to the Royals. Heyman says the Yankees thought they “had more to offer” in a Sanchez trade. Personally, I’m not sure I see the match. The Yankees don’t have a spare outfielder, and their greatest position depth is catcher, which isn’t a need for the Giants.
• Speaking of Heyman, he says the Yankees still haven’t contacted Jorge Posada. Not sure what there would be to say in that conversation, but I’m sure it needs to happen at some point.
• Apparently a few teams in Japan want to sign Kei Igawa. As I’ve said before, I never got the sense that Igawa had any interest in playing back home again. He would have had the opportunity to leave the Yankees and go over there before now.
Associated Press photo of Cashman with Joe Girardi, headshot of Buehrle