I mentioned on Monday that the St. Louis Cardinals had about 48 hours to find some common ground with the Miami Marlins over Giancarlo Stanton or else they were going to have to move on. So, here we are two days later with no news to report. Or at least no good news. It seems the Birds don’t have time to fool around with Stanton and need to start looking elsewhere to improve their team.
If you’re one of the thousands of St. Louis Cardinals fans who is tired of riding the emotional roller-coaster of the Giancarlo Stanton saga, rest assured. It’s all going to come to an end, one way or another, over the next two or three days. Simply put, if the Redbirds can’t craft a trade with the Miami Marlins to land the most-feared slugger in the major leagues Monday, it’s not going to happen.
Why are so many St. Louis Cardinals fans obsessed with the numbers of Giancarlo Staton’s contract? Sure, the $295 million the most feared slugger in the game is a big number to average guys like me. But you can’t apply real world numbers to professional sports finance. The financially weak Miami Marlins thought they could swallow that deal two years ago. So you’re going to tell me a team in the top third of MLB money machines can’t afford it now? Think about it for a minute.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".