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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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07-02

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Painting the Black: #HugWatch2015: The Huggees
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R.J. Anderson

07-02

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Transaction Analysis: They're No Angels
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R.J. Anderson

06-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Sandberg Goeth
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

06-25

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Painting the Black: #HugWatch2015
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R.J. Anderson

06-22

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Transaction Analysis: How Much is That Touki in the Window?
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R.J. Anderson and Mark Anderson

06-22

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Transaction Analysis: Sour Chen Music
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R.J. Anderson

06-18

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Painting the Black: Mr. Burns Runs Afoul
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R.J. Anderson

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: Black is Blue
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R.J. Anderson

06-15

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Transaction Analysis: Bobby, Last Name Wilson
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R.J. Anderson

06-12

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Transaction Analysis: Jedd Gets Jerked
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

06-11

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Painting the Black: Throw, Throw, Throw
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R.J. Anderson

06-08

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Transaction Analysis: More Like Awesome-Handed Pitcher
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

06-05

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Transaction Analysis: Halt and Catch Frieri
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R.J. Anderson

06-04

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Transaction Analysis: Collecting Brute and Flipping Beef
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-04

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Painting the Black: A Pleasant Odorizzi
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R.J. Anderson

06-01

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Transaction Analysis: Diamondbacks Get Salty
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R.J. Anderson

05-28

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Painting the Black: Stealing Signs
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R.J. Anderson

05-28

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Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Heads East
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R.J. Anderson

05-26

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Transaction Analysis: Help Me, Rusney, Help, Help Me, Rusney
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R.J. Anderson

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

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

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April 1, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Spring Shuffling

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More players than roster spots these days.

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What the Braves might be looking for when developing shortstops from prospect to pro.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: the shortstop factories of the Braves and Rangers.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Mets | Yankees

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March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: It's Olivera Now, Baby Blue

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The Dodgers get the last big name on the free agent market, Cuban infielder Hector Olivera. Meanwhile, Brian Dozer gets certainty, while Jhoulys Chacin gets freedom, of a sort.

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March 25, 2015 6:02 am

Painting the Black: Getting Personal

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Catchers, and the pitchers who love them.

It was a good week for personal catcher lobbyists. First, Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw experienced a rough virginal voyage with Yasmani Grandal, encouraging A.J. Ellis champions and arousing the kind of spring training beat writer-fan turmoil that's often reserved for lineup tweets. Then, a few days later, Blue Jay skipper John Gibbons insinuated he would leverage Russell Martin's defensive talents by pairing him with traditional pitchers, possibly leaving Josh Thole the chore of capturing R.A. Dickey's knuckleball. Again.

The concept of a personal catcher is nothing new, of course. Doug Mirabelli proved so important to Tim Wakefield's success that the Red Sox reacquired him in May 2006, not even five months after trading him to the Padres. Throughout the 1990s, Damon Berryhill, Eddie Perez, and Paul Bako became more famous than their talents merited thanks to Greg Maddux's insistence on having his own guy. Light-hitting Alex Trevino caught all Cy Young runner-up Mario Soto's 1983 starts, and would later serve as personal-catcher-cum-interpreter in the minors. J.C. Martin became Hoyt Wilhelm's right-hand man during the '60s, a relationship profiled in Mark Armour's Paths to Glory: "[On] the ninety-one occasions Wilhelm entered a game and Martin was not already catching, Martin entered with Wilhelm fifty-nine times. ... [On] the seventeen such occasions when Wilhelm came in with runners on base without Martin catching, Martin was brought in fourteen times." And so on.

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March 23, 2015 11:45 am

Transaction Analysis: Good Eaton

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Adam Eaton joins the extension class.

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