In two months, Trevor Hoffman will learn whether he goes from nearly elected to Hall of Famer. The former Padres closer leads 14 holdovers on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, which was released Monday and contains 19 newcomers. Hoffman fell five votes shorts of election last year, a result that represented both a disappointing finish and a favorable omen. The six players who’ve come within five votes or fewer, most recently Craig Biggio in 2014, were eventually elected.
The Padres added Brad Wieck and Jose Castillo to their 40-man roster Monday, protecting a pair of left-handed relievers from next month’s Rule 5 draft. Each team had until 5 p.m. Monday to shield longer-tenured minor leaguers from selection by another club. Wieck and Castillo, who both had their contracts selected for the first time, could debut in the majors during the 2018 season.
Missing a nine-figure contract in their history, the Padres are a severe underdog to sign Eric Hosmer, but their interest in the free-agent first baseman extends beyond the cursory level. San Diego has inquired about Hosmer, knowing it would take a franchise-record offer to even be considered. Hosmer is appealing not only because of his age and left-handedness, but also because he is viewed as possessing rare intangibles.
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".