With each passing day now, cries of collusion grow louder. If one free agent of some utility signed every day between now and March 1, there would still be a handful of them left, so any day that doesn’t bring a torrent of news is another step toward the sample size of quacks and waddles being sufficient to call this market a duck.
Last week, the Pirates did not trade Gerrit Cole. This was, in a vacuum, hardly surprising: Cole was the best pitcher, if not overall player, on what appeared to be a fairly decent team. And besides, nothing is more emblematic of this offseason than a thing not happening. He had two years left under team control. And while any physical movement from playing catch to opening a door could erase a pitcher’s value in a heartbeat, it wasn’t as if the market was at full boil, for him or for anyone.
HARTFORD, CT — Aidan Jackson, first baseman for the Hartford Yard Goats, got on base at a prodigious clip in 2017–and that’s been a problem. The 25-year-old, drafted out of Georgetown in the ninth round of the 2014 draft, was considered by experts as a token senior sign, but he opened up some eyes after bringing his batting average up to .307 in 2017. “They [first basemen] always want to talk,” the college graduate with a comparative literature degree said in an interview last week.
It's useless to have direct interaction with your readership when you presume to know better at every turn. That is why a good public editor is so useful. It's someone who is willing and able to force *some* level of introspection.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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