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R.J. Anderson 

R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson lives in Florida and joined Prospectus in 2011. In the past, Anderson's work has appeared on ESPN, SLAM, and Wired, as well as in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. His nightmares include an endless loop of Hank Blalock playing third base.

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05-21

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Transaction Analysis: All's Well That Ends Wel
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

05-19

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Transaction Analysis: Marlins Do Odd Thing
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R.J. Anderson

05-18

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Transaction Analysis: Philly Games Franco
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R.J. Anderson

05-15

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Transaction Analysis: Easy Street
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R.J. Anderson

05-14

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Painting the Black: Why Taijuan Walker Has Thus Far Failed
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R.J. Anderson

05-11

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Transaction Analysis: Nobody's Salt But Mine
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R.J. Anderson

05-08

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Painting the Black: This Year's Eephus
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R.J. Anderson

05-07

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Transaction Analysis: A Chance In Counsell
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R.J. Anderson

05-04

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Transaction Analysis: Baby Blue Jays Crash To Earth
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R.J. Anderson

05-01

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Painting the Black: Truth-Testing TRAA
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R.J. Anderson

04-28

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Transaction Analysis: Hamilton Returns
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R.J. Anderson

04-27

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Transaction Analysis: Done Zo
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R.J. Anderson

04-24

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Painting the Black: No D In Desmond?
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R.J. Anderson

04-22

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Transaction Analysis: The Bad Luck Brewers
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R.J. Anderson

04-20

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Transaction Analysis: Rays Grant Balfour Farewell
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R.J. Anderson

04-17

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Painting the Black: Pedro Alvarez's Trip From Worst to First
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R.J. Anderson

04-16

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Transaction Analysis: Say Yas
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and Jeff Quinton

04-15

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Transaction Analysis: Second-Week Subs
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R.J. Anderson

04-13

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Transaction Analysis: Sounds the Knuckleballer Alert
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R.J. Anderson

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: Harrison Scored
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R.J. Anderson

04-08

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Transaction Analysis: Buy High 'Cello
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R.J. Anderson

04-07

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Painting the Black: Who Are These Guys?
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R.J. Anderson

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Go On A Ventura
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: Extend the Mets
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: Spring Shuffling
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R.J. Anderson

03-31

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Every Team's Moneyball: Atlanta Braves: Shortstop Instincts
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R.J. Anderson

03-26

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Transaction Analysis: It's Olivera Now, Baby Blue
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R.J. Anderson

03-25

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Painting the Black: Getting Personal
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R.J. Anderson

03-23

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Transaction Analysis: Good Eaton
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R.J. Anderson

03-20

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Transaction Analysis: Marlins, and Yelich, Commit
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R.J. Anderson

03-18

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Painting the Black: The Anti-Kershaw
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R.J. Anderson

03-13

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Transaction Analysis: Jonny Venters Rides the Highway
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R.J. Anderson

03-11

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Transaction Analysis: Young at Heart
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R.J. Anderson

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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R.J. Anderson

03-06

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Transaction Analysis: All the Reliever News That's Fit to Print
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R.J. Anderson

03-02

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Transaction Analysis: It's the Latest Johan Santana Comeback
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R.J. Anderson

02-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Bad Bullpen Teams Get A Little Less Bad
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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

02-26

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Painting the Black: The Other Side of PECOTA's Crush on the Rays
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R.J. Anderson

02-23

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Transaction Analysis: City of Injureds
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R.J. Anderson and Tucker Blair

02-20

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Transaction Analysis: Happily Everth After
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R.J. Anderson

02-19

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Painting the Black: The Last Shall Be First
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R.J. Anderson

02-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Major-League Relievers Signing Minor-League Deals
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R.J. Anderson

02-11

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Painting the Black: The Best 2015 Free Agents Left, And Where They Fit
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R.J. Anderson

02-09

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Transaction Analysis: Texas' New Platoon
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R.J. Anderson

02-09

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Painting the Black: Pitch Sequencing, From Z to Y
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R.J. Anderson

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: An Ax To Sign
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R.J. Anderson

02-02

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Transaction Analysis: Million-Dollar Bills
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R.J. Anderson

01-30

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Transaction Analysis: Big Giant Snider
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Jeff Quinton

01-28

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Transaction Analysis: Reds' Mes Around
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R.J. Anderson

01-26

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Transaction Analysis: Miami Ich
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R.J. Anderson

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What the heck is up with next winter's top free agent shortstop?

Ian Desmond is a confident individual. He established that during the winter by rejecting an extension worth $107 million in order to pursue a greater prospect—the chance to hit the open market at age 30 as the best shortstop available. So five months later, why does Desmond look out of place on the field? And should his prospective suitors share in his uneasiness?

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April 22, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Bad Luck Brewers

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Pickups, let downs, and everything that makes the game go 'round.

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April 20, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Rays Grant Balfour Farewell

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The Rays release their closer, the Dodgers pick up the Reds' scraps, and other roster moves from the weekend.

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April 17, 2015 6:00 am

Painting the Black: Pedro Alvarez's Trip From Worst to First

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A deep dive into the Pirate first baseman's defense.

Call it poetic justice or karmic repayment, but there's something fitting about Pedro Alvarez having to corral wild throws at first base not even a year after leading third basemen in throwing errors.

Whatever the preferred term, Alvarez's transition across the diamond remains nascent. He suffered a season-ending stress reaction in his foot just five games after the initial move. Yet the Pirates proceeded as if Alvarez had taken ownership of the position, cementing his perch on top of the depth chart during the offseason by trading Ike Davis and non-tendering Gaby Sanchez. Though Pittsburgh later acquired Sean Rodriguez and signed Corey Hart—each of whom has and will see time at the cold corner—the implication came through loud and clear: Alvarez was Plan A.

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April 16, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Say Yas

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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and Jeff Quinton

The Diamondbacks call up their big Cuban.

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April 15, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Second-Week Subs

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Teams rejigger.

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April 13, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Sounds the Knuckleballer Alert

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The Dodgers trade for Ryan Webb, the Rangers trade for Stolmy Pimentel, Mikie Mahtook gets a call-up, and a knuckleballer gets the call in Baltimore.

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April 9, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Harrison Scored

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The Pirates extend Josh Harrison, the A's extend Cody Ross an offer, and the Rays expand Allan Dykstra's role.

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April 8, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Buy High 'Cello

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The Red Sox beat the free agent market to Rick Porcello.

Agreed to a four-year extension with RHP Rick Porcello worth $82.5 million. [4/6]

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April 7, 2015 1:02 am

Painting the Black: Who Are These Guys?

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The 2015 version.

Over the next few days, you might find yourself asking: who are these guys? Here's an introduction to some of the least-known players on Opening Day roster.

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April 6, 2015 1:19 am

Transaction Analysis: Royals Go On A Ventura

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Yordano Ventura signs an extension, Cody Ross gets his release, and Trevor Cahill is traded to Atlanta.

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April 2, 2015 10:39 am

Transaction Analysis: Extend the Mets

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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

Juan Lagares gets a four-year extension, while former top prospect Mike Montgomery is traded again.

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