Now that the All-Star Game is ancient history, the 30 clubs have turned their attention to the July 31 trade deadline. With 10 playoff spots up for grabs, most teams feel they have a chance. Even the Atlanta Braves, who entered play Sunday nine-and-a-half games behind Washington in the National League East, are just six games removed from the second wild-card spot.
If the World Champions are willing to do it, the rest of the baseball world will soon follow suit. For the second year in a row, the Chicago Cubs have fired the first shot in the trading wars. They made tabloid headlines Thursday by sending four prospects across town in exchange for White SoxThe Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Yankees are among the suitors left standing.
MIAMI – The Fish are on the hook again. As the baseball world gathers for the All-Star Game Tuesday, the talk of the town is the pending sale of the Miami Marlins. Jeffrey Loria, the mercurial New York art dealer who owns the club, wants out – and wants to get a ridiculous price for a franchise certain be weakened further from a pending fire sale. This will be the third time in the club’s short history that its stars will be discarded like baseball cards with bent corners.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
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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".