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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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12-18

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Add Myers
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Tucker Blair

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios Rebound
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Headley Weapon
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Looks Like We May/Det
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Ben Carsley

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: The Pitchers the Reds Shed
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R.J. Anderson, Zachary Levine and Jordan Gorosh

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: Turn Down For Rut
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: League-Worst Bullpen No More
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R.J. Anderson

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: The Antonio Bastardo Trade
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R.J. Anderson

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: Cubs Get Montero, Braves Add Callaspo
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R.J. Anderson

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: Moss Gathered
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: Brian Cashman's High-Leverage Leverage
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R.J. Anderson and Mauricio Rubio

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: Replacing a Legend
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein, Mike Gianella, Andrew Koo and Jordan Gorosh

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: The Mariners Get Happy
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R.J. Anderson and Wilson Karaman

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: The First Zaidi-Friedman Eyebrow-Raiser
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R.J. Anderson

12-02

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Painting the Black: The Ones That Sabean Let Get Away
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R.J. Anderson

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Reliever Receivers
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: On Trading a Superstar With Two Years Service Time
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman, Bret Sayre and Nick J. Faleris

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Mariners Eager To Lock Up Mariner Seager
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R.J. Anderson

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens Bureau
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Butler Did It
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Russell Martin Gets That McCann Cash
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

11-17

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Transaction Analysis: Diamondbacks Trade For Jeremy Hellickson
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R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: Jays Leggo Their A. Gose
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Jordan Gorosh

11-13

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Transaction Analysis: Victor Control
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R.J. Anderson and Nick Shlain

11-11

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Transaction Analysis: Cuddyer Quashes Qualifying Offer
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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

11-07

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Transaction Analysis: The Congering
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R.J. Anderson and Mauricio Rubio

11-05

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Transaction Analysis: Lind Blows Out of Toronto
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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

11-04

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Painting the Black: The Free Agent 50
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R.J. Anderson

10-30

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Painting the Black: That Time We All Hated the Mike Morse Signing
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R.J. Anderson

10-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Matter of the Hart
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R.J. Anderson

10-27

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Transaction Analysis: Maddon Leaves the Rays Where the Sun Don't Shine
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R.J. Anderson

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Never-Wrong Ned?
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R.J. Anderson

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 3 Previews
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R.J. Anderson

10-20

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Transaction Analysis: Silverman's Kohn Job
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R.J. Anderson

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: No Pitching and No Defense Make St. Louis (Almost) Go Home: NLCS Game 4
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R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Previews
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Sahadev Sharma and R.J. Anderson

10-14

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Transaction Analysis: Arizona Raises Hale
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R.J. Anderson

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: It's a Very Very Mad World
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R.J. Anderson

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Saturday Previews
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Sam Miller and R.J. Anderson

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Series Preview: Giants vs. Cardinals
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R.J. Anderson

10-09

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Transaction Analysis: Rocky Mountain Bye
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R.J. Anderson

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Quartet of Consequence: The Four Plays That Keyed An ALDS Sweep
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R.J. Anderson

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 3 Previews
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R.J. Anderson and Sam Miller

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Recap: Detroit Shock City
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R.J. Anderson

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Orioles vs. Tigers
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R.J. Anderson

10-01

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Transaction Analysis: Playing a Hinch
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R.J. Anderson

09-30

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Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Preview
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R.J. Anderson

09-26

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Transaction Analysis: It Takes Stew to Make a Thing Go Right?
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R.J. Anderson

09-25

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Painting the Black: How David Price Gets The Best of Jose Abreu
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R.J. Anderson

09-23

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Transaction Analysis: Wren's End
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R.J. Anderson

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November 11, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Cuddyer Quashes Qualifying Offer

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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

The Mets give up a draft pick to sign Michael Cuddyer, the Angels add another pitcher, and Chris Young the hitter re-ups in New York.



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November 7, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Congering

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R.J. Anderson and Mauricio Rubio

The Angels make a pair of trades to bolster their pitching staff; the Astros get a new pitch-framer who might make Jason Castro tradeable.



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November 5, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Lind Blows Out of Toronto

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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

The Brewers trade for a first baseman, the Twins hire Paul Molitor, and the Red Sox get closer certainty.

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Evaluations of the top 50 free agents available in the 2014-2015 offseason, with near-worthless predictions about where they'll land.

Another year, another top-50 list. Here are three things to remember while reading through the rankings: 1) international free agents were excluded on the principle that if I haven't seen them in some manner or another, then I don't feel comfortable ranking them; 2) "Randy" is a random number generator whose predictions were made by pairing integers with teams (e.g. the number 1 and the Angels); and 3) the list is ordered based on expected AAV with some other considerations (learned from past lists) factored in:

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We don't know anything about baseball, part 1 million.

This postseason took joy in reminding us how little we know about the game. Whether it was the Royals, the team that felt least likely to advance to the World Series, reaching the Fall Classic with a perfect postseason record; or the Giants, another Wild Card team turned pennant winner, taking the whole thing despite having five starts last four innings or fewer, and three end in under three innings; this October created self doubt for everyone at some point or another.

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The Braves hire a new GM, in what has been an unusually busy offseason for front-office types.

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Joe Maddon surprises baseball by utilizing an out-clause not many knew he had and the Phillies make a pair of odd, or at least oddly timed, extensions.

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No matter how questionable the decision, everything Ned Yost does this postseason seems to work in the end.

Ned Yost made the big pregame decision, parking Norichika Aoki on the bench in favor of Jarrod Dyson. It was the first time the Royals had changed their starting lineup in more than a month, with Lorenzo Cain sliding to right field and Alex Gordon moving into the second spot in the order. So that's where we'll start before touching on the rest of the night's action.

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And we're back, ready for Round Two.

With the series tied at 1-1, the setting shifts to San Francisco.

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The Rangers hire a manager, and the Rays' new GM makes his first move.

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Both teams' bats were awake and neither got much out of their starting pitchers, but the Giants bullpen did what the Cardinals' couldn't and put St. Louis on the brink of elimination.

The big winners of Game Four's match-up between the Cardinals and Giants? The hitters. The two sides combined to score more than 10 runs in the series for the first time on Wednesday night. (In the previous two games, the final score had been 5-4; as if that one extra run were taunting them.) Together, the Cardinals and Giants hitters notched 22 hits (six of which went for extra bases) and 10 walks. It was a good night.

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October 15, 2014 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Previews

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Sahadev Sharma and R.J. Anderson

The Royals go for the sweep while the Giants attempt to take a commanding 3-1 lead in two series that have certainly not lacked in drama.

It may be an evenly matched series with games going down to final few at-bats, but that doesn't change the fact that the Royals have a commanding 3-0 lead are looking to finish off the sweep at home on Wednesday afternoon.

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