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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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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

09-18

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Painting the Black: The Plightin' Showalters
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R.J. Anderson

09-16

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Transaction Analysis: Rays to the Top
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R.J. Anderson

09-12

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Transaction Analysis: The September Shuffle
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R.J. Anderson

09-10

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Painting the Black: Bless Da 40
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R.J. Anderson

09-08

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Transaction Analysis: Lose the Boss
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R.J. Anderson

09-05

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Painting the Black: The Short Lifespan of a Pinch-Hit AB
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R.J. Anderson

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bo Gone
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Mark Anderson

08-25

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Add Post-Post-Post-Post-Post Hype All-Star
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R.J. Anderson

08-22

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Transaction Analysis: Boston Signs Cuban Star Rusney Castillo
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R.J. Anderson

08-22

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Painting the Black: A Marlins Fastball, A Twins Approach
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R.J. Anderson

08-20

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Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Place Their Betts
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R.J. Anderson

08-18

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Transaction Analysis: Closer Reclamation Season
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R.J. Anderson

08-15

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Painting the Black: Danny Duffy's Bestie
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R.J. Anderson

08-13

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Transaction Analysis: Royals' Struggling Offense Adds Struggling Offensive Player
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R.J. Anderson and CJ Wittmann

08-11

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Transaction Analysis: Cubs Page Turner
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R.J. Anderson

08-08

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Painting the Black: Seven Days with Oscar
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R.J. Anderson

08-05

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Transaction Analysis: The Reasonable Overpay of Kurt Suzuki
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The Orioles pulled off an unexpected take-down of the Tigers in three games and the finale had numerous big moments.

Of all the possible outcomes in the Orioles-Tigers series, none seemed less likely than an O's sweep. Baltimore faced unfavorable match-ups at every turn, as would most teams pitted against three consecutive former Cy Young winners. But reality often defies expectations, so why would this series be any different? Three eventful games later, the surprising O's are headed for the ALCS.

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October 5, 2014 2:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 3 Previews

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We're this close to an Orioles/Royals ALCS, smart guy.

Bullpen problems have the Tigers on the verge of failing to advance to the ALCS for the first time since 2010—otherwise known as the last time Detroit failed to make the postseason.

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October 3, 2014 12:22 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Recap: Detroit Shock City

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An eight-run inning turned the opener into a Baltimore romp.

The first two games of the postseason provided us a back-and-forth slugfest and one-sided boat race. Thursday's series-opening tilt between the Tigers and Orioles contained elements of both. Through the first seven and a half innings, the largest lead enjoyed by either team was two runs. Then the O's struck for eight runs, depriving us of a nail-biting finish, and validating Tigers fans' collective fears.

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October 2, 2014 10:04 pm

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Orioles vs. Tigers

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The Tigers face off with the Orioles in a series that features two rosters with very different strengths and weaknesses.

A series between opposites pits the preseason favorite Tigers against the anything-but-preseason-favorite Orioles. The two teams differ in a few other noteworthy ways—one has a veteran manager, excels at defense, and uses a strong bullpen to brace a shaky rotation; the other is led by a rookie manager, struggles at defense, and begs its rotation to minimize its shaky bullpen. Which style will prevail and advance to the ALCS? Let's find out. (Note: Neither team's Divisional Series roster is set, so we'll update the article when the names are officially announced.)

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October 1, 2014 5:21 am

Transaction Analysis: Playing a Hinch

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The Astros hire a new manager, the Twins fire an old one.

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September 30, 2014 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Preview

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The A's stumbled into the postseason, but they may have the edge on the hill and in the dugout against the Royals.

With their poor second half, the Athletics fumbled away the AL West and gifted home-field advantage to the Royals for Tuesday night's AL Wild Card game. As a result, Kauffman Stadium will host its first postseason contest since 1985 against, fittingly enough, the franchise that used to call Kansas City home. In our comprehensive Wild Card preview, we'll try to determine which team will advance to face the Angels for entrance to the ALCS. (Note: Neither team's Wild Card roster is set, so we'll update the article when the names are officially announced.)

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September 26, 2014 2:33 am

Transaction Analysis: It Takes Stew to Make a Thing Go Right?

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The Diamondbacks go with an unconventional GM applicant.

Reportedly will hire Dave Stewart as general manager. [9/25]

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September 25, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: How David Price Gets The Best of Jose Abreu

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In a repeat matchup, David Price shows the many things he can do, and teaches us something about Abreu in the process.

Even before he received a proper introduction, David Price seemed to respect Jose Abreu. Consider how Price approached Abreu during their first encounter. Price pitched to him three times, and all but doffed his cap with his pitch selection. The intent was clear: Price wanted to keep Abreu's barrel off the fastball, hence why he threw him a changeup in a different situation each time. First it was in a 1-0 count, then as the 1-1 offering, and lastly to begin the day's final conflict, which led to this resolution:

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September 23, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Wren's End

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The Braves fire a GM, the Angels add a 39th man to their active roster, and the Rockies recall a top prospect.



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Is there any good reason not to take the Orioles as seriously as the other contenders?

With their victory on Tuesday, the Orioles clinched the American League East for the first time since 1997. By any measure, the O's are a top-five team. Baltimore ranks second in the majors in wins, fourth in run differential, and fifth in third-order and Pythagorean winning percentages. Consistency? April was their only sub-.500 month. Peaking late? Doesn't matter, but they've won 39 of their 57 post-break games. It's enough to make even stolid Buck Showalter smile—well, almost. Yet impressive credentials notwithstanding, few seem to consider the Orioles a legitimate World Series contender.

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September 16, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Rays to the Top

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Tampa Bay calls up a couple young'ns acquired at the trade deadline, Scioscia gets his LOOGY back, Nick Ahmed gets another chance, and more.

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September 12, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The September Shuffle

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Trades are completed, relievers are freed, contracts are purchased, Shucks are acquired for cash considerations, and so on.

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