Chelsea Janes

Washington, D.C.

National baseball writer

Education: Yale University, B.A. History and International Studies, Stanford University, Master's in Communication

Chelsea Janes is the national baseball writer in sports. She was The Washington Post's beat writer for the Washington Nationals from 2014 to 2018 and was a sports intern for The Post in 2013. She also previously covered the 2020 presidential campaign. Before working at The Post, she interned at USA Today and the San Francisco Chronicle and covered the San Diego Padres as an associate reporter for MLB.com.
Latest from Chelsea Janes

With spring training looming, MLB makes a new proposal to players union

A delay in spring training seems almost certain, though it had not been formally announced as of Saturday afternoon.

February 12, 2022

‘No change’ to spring training schedule, Rob Manfred says, as MLB lockout drags on

“I see missing games as a disastrous outcome for this industry,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. “We’re committed to making an agreement in an effort to avoid it.”

February 10, 2022

Players union rejects MLB’s offer for mediation as lockout drags on

"The clearest path to a fair and timely agreement is to get back to the table," the MLB Players Association said in a statement. "Players stand ready to negotiate."

February 4, 2022

With lockout negotiations at a standstill, MLB asks for help of federal mediator

Mediation is voluntary, which means the players’ union must agree to the process.

February 3, 2022

As MLB labor negotiations move at a glacial pace, spring training is unlikely to start on time

The lockout, imposed by the owners in December as they battle with the union over the next collective bargaining agreement, is unlikely to end in time for players to begin to report for spring training as planned Feb. 15.

February 1, 2022

David Ortiz elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame; Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens fall short

Arguably the greatest hitter and pitcher of the steroid-tainted 1990s will have to rely on a veteran committee as their last chance to reach Cooperstown.

January 26, 2022

Barry Bonds may get frozen out of Cooperstown, even as public opinion has thawed

The Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 will be announced Tuesday and deliver with it something of a public judgment on the careers of some of the biggest stars from a complex and asterisk-laden era.

January 25, 2022

MLB, players’ union meet in person for the first time and plan to talk again Tuesday

The sides met for just over two hours Monday in what an MLB official euphemistically referred to as a “spirited” exchange, one in which the union dropped one of its biggest demands in an attempt to create some momentum.

January 24, 2022

MLB put a new proposal on the table in labor talks. How the players respond will be telling.

With spring training about a month away, the window for a deal is not wide. The ball is now in the union's court.

January 13, 2022

MLB, players’ union to meet in first major negotiations since lockout began

The virtual meeting will be the first substantive negotiation session between the sides since the owners locked out the players in early December.

January 13, 2022