LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Mickey Callaway is ready to usher out the era of the big-time closer. In a different approach that isn’t so radical based on the manner in which bullpens have evolved in recent years, the new Mets manager outlined a plan Tuesday to remove the title “closer” from a designated pitcher and instead use his best relievers in the highest leverage situations.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Matt Harvey’s name has surfaced in several Mets trade discussions recently, but team officials fully expect the beleaguered right-hander to remain with the club. On Monday, the Rangers were among the teams that discussed Harvey with general manager Sandy Alderson, with injury-prone infielder Jurickson Profar’s name floated as the potential return. Industry sources said the deal is unlikely because the Mets seek a more significant return for Harvey.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Second base is important, but the Mets’ priority is the bullpen. A day after indicating he may wait out the market in his attempt to land a free-agent reliever, general manager Sandy Alderson sounded more optimistic he could leave these Winter Meetings with another arm for his bullpen. The Mets remain high on workhorse Bryan Shaw, but also have Tommy Hunter, Steve Cishek and Anthony Swarzak high on their list of options, according to industry sources.
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".