Johnny Cueto was going to opt out. We knew it. He knew it. After finishing sixth in the NL Cy Young voting in 2016, there was no way he was going to be so hurt and ineffective that he passed up his last chance at a huge payday. There was just no way. And then he was so hurt and ineffective that he passed up his last chance at a huge payday.
The one area where the Giants left to the young players to step up was in the back of the rotation, with two starting spots open. Now, a month into Spring Training, it feels like two pitchers have stepped up and have claimed the spots for themselves. Ty Blach has a 2.92 ERA across 12.1 IP, the most in Giants camp. He’s given up 11 hits and struck out 11 with just one walk. Chris Stratton has a 2.25 ERA in 12.0 IP, with 9 hits allowed, 14 struck out and four walked.
On Monday, the Giants announced the first round of players being optioned or reassigned to minor league camp. There were few surprises, based on the current needs of the team. The non-roster invites being reassigned to minor league camp are pitchers Tyler Cyr, Jose Flores, Madison Younginer and Dereck Rodriguez, as well as infielder Alen Hanson. Players being optioned to minor league camp are pitchers Tyler Herb, Pierce Johnson, Chase Johnson, Reyes Moronta, Steven Okert and D.J.
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".