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Cashman ready to rappel again, plus notes and links

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 30, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It was exactly one year ago that news broke of Brian Cashman’s decision to rappel down a building as part of Stamford’s Heights & Lights celebration.

Today, it was announced that Cashman will do it again.

As he indicated at the GM Meetings, Cashman will once again rappel down the 22-story Landmark Building for the annual holiday festivity. The main event is Sunday night, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m.

Cashman will also rappel down the building on Friday morning, participating in a special live broadcast with Rick Reichmuth of FOX News Channel, “FOX & Friends.”

Some other notes and links from today…

• At the New York Times, Tyler Kepner looks at the Yankees patience heading into next week’s Winter Meetings. As Kepner points out, the Yankees could be quiet at this year’s meetings after routinely making noise — including the 2009 deal for Curtis Granderson — the past few years.

• Here’s the Associated Press story about Bernie Williams and this year’s Hall of Fame ballot. 

Short-term Yankees lefty Raul Valdes was one of eight minor leaguers signed by the Phillies and given an invitation to big league camp.

• Always a popular topic of discussion around here, David DeJesus has signed with the Cubs to be their everyday right fielder.

• The Angels added a catcher today by trading for Chris Iannetta. To get him, the Angels sent Tyler Chatwood, one of their top young pitchers, to the Rockies.

The first competitive balance lottery will include 13 teams vying for one of six extra draft picks in 2013. Those teams are the Diamondbacks, Orioles, Indians, Royals, A’s, Pirates, Padres, Rays, Reds, Rockies, Marlins, Brewers and Cardinals.

Associated Press photos

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