Former Chicago Cubs pitchers Kerry Wood, Carlos Zambrano and Jamie Moyer are among 19 newcomers on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot released Monday. Wood, 40, spent 12 of his 14 seasons with the Cubs, posting an 80-68 record with a 3.67 with the Cubs. Wood was the 1998 National League Rookie of the Year and a two-time NL All-Star. Zambrano, 36, won 125 of his 132 games with the Cubs over an 11-year span before finishing his career with the Miami Marlins in 2012.
The Chicago Cubs are expected to add pitching prospects Adbert Alzolay and Oscar De La Cruz to their 40-man roster in advance of Monday night’s deadline. Alzolay and De La Cruz are the second and sixth top prospects in the Cubs’ organization, according to Baseball America. Other players who must be added or would be eligible for the Rule 5 draft on Dec. 14 are pitchers Jake Stinnett and Erling Moreno, second baseman David Bote and outfielder Charcer Burks.
The Chicago Cubs will play their first spring training game Feb. 23 against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale as part of a 34-game schedule in Arizona that features 16 games at Sloan Park and a two-game trip to Las Vegas on March 17-18 against the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs will open the home portion of their spring schedule Feb. 24 against the Texas Rangers. The Cubs and rival White Sox will face each other three times – Feb. 27 and March 10 at Sloan Park and March 16 at Camelback Ranch.
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".