Picture this: Sandy Alderson is holding his first press conference before the start of the 2019 offseason. The New York Mets general manager is fielding questions from reporters when he gets asked if the Mets plan to pursue Manny or Machado or Josh Donaldson in free agency. He smiles, and calmly states that the Mets have Todd Frazier penciled in at third base for 2019.
Grass is green, water is wet and if the New York Mets are going to be a force in 2018, they will need their rotation to be the team’s backbone. It’s beyond evident that the Mets will live and die with the health and production of their pitching staff. However, moving to a six-man rotation could better their odds of maintaining success. Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz have never started in consecutive fashion.
They say love at first sight is a myth. However, love at first draft pick is another story. The New York Mets’ puzzling obsession with Brandon Nimmo has been holding the team back from acquiring players such as Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison. Nimmo, Sandy Alderson’s first ever draft pick, is the primary reason why the Mets decided to sign Jay Bruce instead of acquiring McCutchen. More puzzling, it appears he wasn’t the centerpiece of a larger deal, rather, the only piece.
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".