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
Latest from Chelsea Janes

Durability was Max Scherzer’s superpower. Not so much these days.

The Mets pitcher, at age 38, has suffered minor aches and pains that have prevented him from being a consistent ace this season.

May 14, 2023

It’s clear the Cardinals are in crisis. What’s less clear? Why.

The Cardinals looked built to win the NL Central before the season, and they still do. But something has obviously gone wrong.

May 11, 2023

What is Willson Contreras doing wrong? The Cardinals just won’t say.

The catcher has big shoes to fill in St. Louis. Right now, he's not even getting the chance.

May 8, 2023

The Cubs bet on veterans needing a jolt. They bet on the Cubs, too.

The Cubs decided to bring in a group of even-keeled vets as they try to finally move on from their 2016 championship core. So far, it seems to be working.

May 8, 2023

Bryce Harper is back. Will the hard-charging Phillies return, too?

As Harper made his 2023 home debut Friday, the struggling Phillies were reminded that no other team is as well-equipped to handle the ups and downs of a long season.

May 6, 2023

Bryce Harper adds another chapter to his legend with remarkable return

Less than six months after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Phillies slugger Bryce Harper returns to the lineup in a 13-1 loss to the Dodgers.

May 3, 2023

Adley Rutschman is good at (almost) everything. Ask his Orioles teammates.

“There’s not much I don’t admire,” Orioles Manager Brandon Hyde said of catcher Adley Rutschman, who is the face of Baltimore's rebuild.

April 29, 2023

From cheeseheads to ‘dong bongs,’ ranking MLB’s best home run celebrations

Home run celebrations are not only a growing part of MLB culture, but they are becoming something of performance art.

April 21, 2023

Max Scherzer suspended 10 games, fined by MLB for sticky pitching hand

Major League Baseball came down on the Mets ace Thursday, calling the stickiness found on his hand in Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, "so extreme that it was inconsistent with the use of rosin and/or sweat alone."

April 20, 2023

A’s buy land in Las Vegas as they plan a move out of Oakland

“Oakland has been a great home for us for over 50 years, but we really need this 20-year saga completed,” A’s President Dave Kaval told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

April 20, 2023