Fresh off a season where they were a surprise playoff team in the AL, the Minnesota Twins are beefing up their bullpen. They added long-time arrow-shooting closer Fernando Rodney earlier this offseason along with lefty Zach Duke and now they have struck a deal with free agent right-hander Addison Reed, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Reed, 29, was one of the two high-end relievers left on the market along with Greg Holland.
The Cubs and Sammy Sosa have had a weird relationship for a long time and it just took another turn. At the annual Cubs Convention, chairman/co-owner Tom Ricketts was asked about Sosa and he didn't mince words as to what the Cubs would like from Sosa in order to arrange a public reunion (via ESPN Chicago):"Players from that era owe us a little bit of honesty," Ricketts said Saturday during the team's annual fan convention. "The only way to turn that page is to put everything on the table."
Voting for the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame class concluded at the turn of the new year, but the results won't be revealed until Jan. 24 on MLB Network. One thing we know in the meantime is that the 1980s and 1990s are historically underrepresented in the Hall of Fame compared to prior decades, meaning that there are lots of candidates on the current ballot who merit induction.
game I like to play is when I get to the front baseball-reference page, looking at the 12 random faces toward the top left and trying to correctly name them. What's funny is it could be a headshot from any point in their career. I say this now b/c Tim Lincecum is in an Angels hat
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".