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. She covered the 2020 presidential campaign, and was the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2014 to 2018. 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
Latest from Chelsea Janes

Will the spiraling Angels do the unforgivable and trade Shohei Ohtani?

Shohei Ohtani's looming free agency dominated conversations during Major League Baseball's all-star week.

July 12, 2023

Corbin Carroll, a precocious Seattle kid, comes home an all-star

The process-driven son of process-driven parents, Carroll — just four years removed from a Seattle high school — comes home as an NL starter in the All-Star Game.

July 11, 2023

MLB wants a playoff pitch clock, but players say they need more time

Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB would, “in general,” prefer to play the postseason by the same rules that apply during the regular season.

July 11, 2023

For Ronald Acuña Jr., superstardom is as simple as taking the field

Finally healthy after after a serious knee injury two years ago, the Braves outfielder produced video-game numbers in the season’s first half.

July 11, 2023

After ruling college baseball, LSU dominates the top of the MLB draft, too

Paul Skenes (to the Pirates) and Dylan Crews (to the Nationals) helped LSU's Tigers make history Sunday night in Seattle.

July 9, 2023

Even among baseball’s best prospects, Jackson Holliday looks different

Last year's No. 1 pick, still just 19, looks like a future star among stars for the soaring Orioles.

July 8, 2023

The five biggest takeaways from the first half of the MLB season

From the success of the pitch clock to the struggles of some big spenders to the explosive performance of the Atlanta Braves, there's plenty to take away from this MLB season so far.

July 8, 2023

MLB suspends Yankees reliever Jimmy Cordero for the rest of the season

Cordero will miss the final 76 games of the regular season and any postseason play in accordance with the ban.

July 5, 2023

The Reds are this season’s most pleasant surprise. How far can they go?

Even a Taylor Swift show down the street couldn't keep nearly 32,000 fans away from Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark Friday night, where the upstart Reds are having a magical season.

July 1, 2023

Mets owner Steve Cohen made a case for patience. When will his run out?

The Mets have assembled the most expensive roster in MLB history. So far this season, it has not paid off.

June 29, 2023