Are the days of big-salaried managers slowly coming to an end? Judging by the trend this offseason of first-time managers being hired at relatively low wages, it appears teams are trying to cut costs on that aspect of their baseball operations. According to an industry source familiar with managerial salaries, the Nationals signed Dave Martinez to a three-year, $2.8 million contract. The Red Sox gave Alex Cora a similar deal. Ditto the Phillies with Gabe Kapler and the Mets with Mickey Callaway.
ORLANDO — Right now it’s hard to read Dave Dombrowski and what his intentions are in finding the next Red Sox slugger. And perhaps that’s the way he wants it. After all, what purpose would it serve the Red Sox president of baseball operations to show his cards when he doesn’t have to? But if you read between the lines you might not get a warm and fuzzy feeling when it comes to the top three sluggers on the market — Giancarlo Stanton, whom you would have to trade for, and free agents J.D.
The general managers’ meetings this week in Orlando are merely a preamble to the Winter Meetings in December. They are important in that in this day and age, when face-to-face conversations are uncommon, the GMs can begin preliminary talks on potential trades. A few agents usually show up — usually the major ones — to begin preliminary talks with teams on free agents. These talks aren’t usually in depth, more mainly to gauge which teams have the most interest in their clients.
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".