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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0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 15: R.J. Wants To Hunt Ghosts With Jon Gray by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 14: A Trade! We Have A Trade! by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 13: Pure Speculation by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 12: Somethin' Brewin' by R.J. Anderson, Zach Crizer and Shawn Brody
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 10: West Coast Bias by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 9: Mullin' Moves by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 8: Veteran Pitchers and the Art of Aging by R.J. Anderson, Meg Rowley and Shawn Brody
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 6: One Up, One Down by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 5: Canha Tell You A Story by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 4: I Think We Shall Call Him Adam by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 3: Aces Low by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 2: Triggonometry by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody
1 DFA Podcast: Ep. 1: Added to the Roster by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody
1 Winter Is Leaving by R.J. Anderson
4 Winter Is Leaving by R.J. Anderson
7 Painting the Black: Fade to Black by R.J. Anderson
2 Transaction Analysis: Freese Dance by R.J. Anderson and Bryan Grosnick
5 Winter Is Leaving by R.J. Anderson
1 Transaction Analysis: Fifty Million Cardinals Fans Can't be Wong by R.J. Anderson and Matthew Trueblood
1 Transaction Analysis: Extending Sal by R.J. Anderson and Bryan Grosnick
13 Transaction Analysis: Ian the Texan by R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre
3 Transaction Analysis: Will I Am by R.J. Anderson and Bryan Grosnick
2 Transaction Analysis: Post-Hype or Most-Ripe? by R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Nicolas Stellini
3 Painting the Black: Finding Fits by R.J. Anderson
1 Transaction Analysis: Minor Moves by R.J. Anderson
0 Transaction Analysis: Joyce To The World by R.J. Anderson and Bryan Grosnick
3 Painting the Black: PECOTA and Seeing Red(s) by R.J. Anderson
0 Transaction Analysis: Musical Bullpen Chairs by R.J. Anderson
4 Transaction Analysis: That's a Lot of Goggles by R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Matthew Trueblood
3 The NRI Watch by R.J. Anderson
1 Transaction Analysis: Floyd the Barber by R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Ezra Wise
1 Transaction Analysis: Torreyes or Not Torreyes by R.J. Anderson
6 Transaction Analysis: Elevation...Don't Go To My Head by R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick, Adam McInturff, Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre
2 Transaction Analysis: It's a Fister! It's a Fister! by R.J. Anderson and Matthew Trueblood
3 Transaction Analysis: Hey Hey Hey! It's Maaaatt Albers! by R.J. Anderson and Bryan Grosnick
1 Transaction Analysis: Arrows Pointing West by R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Dustin Palmateer
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0 Transaction Analysis: Oh Yeah! by R.J. Anderson
8 Transaction Analysis: Natsy Drew and the Missing Batting Average by Craig Goldstein, R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre
2 Best of BP 2015: Stealing Signs by R.J. Anderson
12 Transaction Analysis: What's Chapmaning by R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and George Bissell
4 Transaction Analysis: Murphy's Law by R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Bret Sayre
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3 Transaction Analysis: Pane E Ottavino by R.J. Anderson
4 Transaction Analysis: Feliz Nava-dad by R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Bret Sayre
6 Transaction Analysis: Order in the Bethancourt by R.J. Anderson, Dustin Palmateer and Bryan Grosnick
8 Transaction Analysis: Giles From Nowhere by R.J. Anderson, Kenny Ducey, Mark Anderson, George Bissell and Wilson Karaman
4 Transaction Analysis: All the Pretty Relievers Go To Washington by R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Bryan Grosnick, Bret Sayre and Matthew Trueblood
1 Transaction Analysis: A Motte in the Dark by R.J. Anderson, Dustin Palmateer and Christopher Crawford
On the debut episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. discuss the New York Mets and how bad they are at using the new 10-day disabled list, Jerry Dipoto giving up on Leonys Martin, and the irreplacable starting pitchers heading to the DL!
It's the debut episode of BP's newest podcast: DFA! Host
Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball.
On the debut episode of the show, Bryan and R.J. discuss the
and how bad they are at using the new 10-day disabled list (very bad!). After that, they try to make sense of New York Mets 's latest roster churn: Jerry Dipoto gets DFAed as the Mariners give up on him before May. And, to close it out, the guys take aim at Shawn's batting practice topics including Leonys Martin , Madison Bumgarner , Garrett Richards , and ... perhaps most importantly ... the epic Starling Marte trade. Ty Kelly Read the full article... No, really: At least Nolan Arenado is fun to watch.
The Rockies are a mess. They’ve finished fourth or fifth in each of the past five seasons; they’ve trailed the division winner by 20 or more games in all but one of those years (when they checked in 18 games back); and last July they traded their face-of-the-franchise shortstop for, among other (admittedly more important, promising) pieces,
a veteran who is now suspended indefinitely following a domestic assault arrest. It’s been all downhill since their divisional-round exit in 2009, and provided you trust ’s 74-win projection, there’s little reason to believe their fortunes will change over the next seven months. You’d almost be justified in ignoring them. Almost. PECOTA
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No, really: The Reds have a young rotation.
A little over five years ago, I wrote my first piece for Baseball Prospectus. It was an unmemorable, bad Unfiltered post about a long-forgotten transaction (
signing with the Orioles). Having wanted to write for BP since discovering the Annuals as a teenager, I relished the opportunity and hoped to stick around for a while. I’ve been fortunate to do so, and always figured that BP’s leadership and/or readership would push me out before I left on my own. Justin Duchscherer
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The Pirates add some depth, the Orioles sign another all-or-nothing slugger, the Mariners pull another former future star into their black hole of catchers, and more. No, really: Sonny Gray is probably getting traded.
The A’s never conform to expectations. With most teams, that statement would mean they never play like
predicts. While that’s true here—PECOTA has pegged them as an 82-to-84-win team in four of the last five seasons, the exception being the year it had them down for 72 wins (they won 94 and the division)—it’s a part of the larger mystique borne from their off-the-field unpredictability. Asserting that a team goes against the grain means there’s a clear pattern in play—a counterculture pattern, but still a pattern. Here? There isn’t one; the A’s zig and zag and cut and curve and perform unnamed movements around expectations, based on either their past or the league as a whole. If it all makes sense to anyone, it’s them and them alone. PECOTA
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The Cardinals young second baseman gets himself his first fortune, and the Los Angeles-to-Seattle train has another customer.
The Royals give some extra cash to one of their leaders and a few final minor league contracts handed out in February.
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The Rangers add to their outfield, in an unusual way.
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The Indians pull yet another outfielder from San Diego. Let's hope this one knows what he's putting into his body.
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Teams around the majors scramble to get their depth pieces in place before Spring Training games start up.
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Which teams make the most sense for the remaining free agents?
It’s that time of the year again. Most notable free agents have signed with new teams, while others are
closing in on their own agreements. Alas the precious few left on the open market now have days instead of weeks to secure employment before the exhibition season begins. To assist nine of the most noteworthy remaining free agents (read: pass time until something interesting happens), let’s take a look at what they offer and where they may land, with a hand from everyone’s favorite random number generator.
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