So far in the offseason, the discussion around Avisail Garcia had been purely speculative. From the White Sox’ side, the club hasn’t welded him to the rebuild, so he’s technically in play. For the rest of the league, he’s theoretically an outfielder who may be acquirable. The San Francisco Chronicle finally bridged the gap to put Garcia squarely in the rumor mill, even if it’s still languid.
Last winter, Rick Hahn and the White Sox entered the offseason’s two big conferences with the entire direction of the team resting on their actions. They acted boldly and dominated the winter meetings by trading Chris Sale and Adam Eaton, and thus starting the rebuild. This time around, the only major question hovering over the White Sox is whether they’ll trade Avisail Garcia and Jose Abreu.
Last week, FanGraphs got a jump on Baseball Info Solutions’ shifting data for 2017, which showed that the White Sox bucked a leaguewide trend. Rick Renteria almost doubled the Sox’ shift total from 2016 while the rest of the baseball retreated slightly from the practice. Because it focused on the direction of all 30 teams, the post didn’t answer how many runs it saved for the teams that deployed them frequently.
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".