Piece by piece, Ross Atkins continues to put together what he hopes is a playoff-calibre roster. As the process evolves through this slow moving off-season league wide, it’s beginning to become clear that the team the Toronto Blue Jays’ general manager is assembling will consist of a whole lot of moving parts. Less inked in everyday players, more lineup shuffling and varying options written in pencil for manager John Gibbons.
Without a trade announcement, we knew Josh Donaldson would be back in Toronto Blue Jays colours in 2018. We also knew the 2015 American League MVP would be extremely well paid for his final season of team control. What we still don’t know is whether the Jays and Donaldson will be able to extend their working relationship beyond this coming season, as free agency looms for the 32-year-old third baseman.
Earlier this winter, Marcus Stroman used the hashtag #communication when he learned via Twitter that former teammate and good friend Ryan Goins had been let go. In a roundabout way, the 26-year-old’s wish will be granted when he’s communicating directly with the Toronto Blues Jays front office in an arbitrator’s hearing room in Phoenix next month after not being able to come to terms on a contract prior to Friday’s deadline to exchange arbitration numbers.
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".