In what has become a frigid hot-stove season, an avalanche of contracts started coming together Thursday as major-league teams look to avoid arbitration. And that brings us to the Cubs and Kris Bryant … and what could become a record deal. Bryant — the 2016 National League MVP — is arbitration-eligible for the first time. Coming off a 2017 season when he hit .295 with 29 home runs and 73 RBI (and earned $1.05 million), Bryant could break the arbitration bank.
Raise your hand if you believe pitcher Jake Arrieta will land the six-year mega contract agent Scott Boras is seeking in this stagnant market. The latest rumblings on an Arrieta landing spot focus on two teams: The Cubs and Cardinals. And if anything smells of a Boras-fueled rumor, it’s that one. Taunt the Cubs into stepping up interest in your client by dropping rumors that the hated Cardinals are in hot pursuit.
White Sox legend Ken “Hawk” Harrelson was inducted into the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame last month but today he is being honored as part of National Bird Day. Cubs fans might hate him, but Sox fans should adore the Hawk. He is a true baseball legend and a Chicago treasure. In honor of Hawk, below are some of our favorite photos of the former baseball star, Sox broadcaster and absolutely horrible general manager (Hawk would agree with that assessment).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".