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

Aaron Judge issues a stay and Yankees rejoice as MLB winter meetings wrap

The AL MVP made a bet on himself and cashed in big with a nine-year, $360 million deal that sets the tone for the rest of the MLB offseason.

December 7, 2022

Slugger Aaron Judge agrees to deal to return to New York Yankees

Aaron Judge, 30, is one of baseball’s biggest stars, and this fall he became a new home run hero for a new era.

December 7, 2022

A giant move for Aaron Judge all but sets MLB’s winter meetings ablaze

Aaron Judge, San Francisco Giant? When there's smoke, there may be fire.

December 6, 2022

Trea Turner picks the Phillies, foisting more pain on Nationals fans

The former Nationals star is back in the NL East and rejoins Bryce Harper in Philadelphia.

December 5, 2022

Justin Verlander, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, agrees to sign with the Mets

Verlander will be 40 on Opening Day, but is coming off a season in which he pitched to a 1.75 ERA.

December 5, 2022

Fred McGriff will enter Hall of Fame; Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens denied again

The Contemporary Baseball Era Committee's vote was announced Sunday, and players with ties to the steroid era were shut out.

December 4, 2022

Questions abound as face-to-face baseball winter meetings return

Baseball's winter meetings will be held in-person for the first time in three years. The gathering will open on Sunday amid uncertainty and speculation.

December 4, 2022

Jacob deGrom signs five-year deal with the Texas Rangers

DeGrom, a four-time all-star, joined the Rangers as a free agent after spending his first nine seasons with the New York Mets.

December 2, 2022

Aaron Judge’s power surge lifts him past Shohei Ohtani for the AL MVP award

Major League Baseball announced its most valuable players Thursday evening, and Aaron Judge and Paul Goldschmidt got the nods.

November 17, 2022

Justin Verlander, Sandy Alcantara are first unanimous Cy Young pair since 1968

Justin Verlander wins his third Cy Young Award and second in four years, while Sandy Alcantara becomes the first Marlins pitcher to win one.

November 16, 2022