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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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08-28

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Transaction Analysis: Roach Motel
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R.J. Anderson

08-26

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Transaction Analysis: The Older the Cubs, the Sweeter the Berry
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R.J. Anderson

08-24

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Transaction Analysis: Marlon "Thunder" Byrd Flies the Coop
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R.J. Anderson

08-21

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Transaction Analysis: Utley Confidential
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

08-20

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Painting the Black: The Transactions We Missed
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R.J. Anderson

08-17

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Transaction Analysis: Steve the Cleaver Comes to Baltimore
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R.J. Anderson

08-14

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Transaction Analysis: The Edges for Tomorrow
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

08-13

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Painting the Black: Fister Act 2: Back Out of the Habit
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R.J. Anderson

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: Down Brohio, Up Broves
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R.J. Anderson

08-06

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Transaction Analysis: Operation Dombrowski Drop
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R.J. Anderson

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yo Yo Yo Your Boat
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R.J. Anderson, Mike Gianella, Christopher Crawford and Tucker Blair

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Relievers, Left and Right
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Matthew Trueblood, Jeff Long, Dustin Palmateer and Kate Morrison

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: So, Do You Come to Milwaukee Often?
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Matthew Trueblood, R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore, Tucker Blair and George Bissell

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Nick Shlain, George Bissell, Matthew Trueblood, Wilson Karaman and Jeff Moore

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Load Up the Station Wagon – We're Heading To L.A.
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Craig Goldstein, Christopher Crawford, David Lee, Mike Gianella, R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Colin Young

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Oh, the Price You Pay
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Gather Moss
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore and George Bissell

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Add to the Outfield
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: Papel-Gone
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Bret Sayre

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Zo Zo Zo Your Boat
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Christopher Crawford

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Mets Clip On a Ty
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R.J. Anderson and Al Skorupa

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Trundles Along Again
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore, Al Skorupa, Christopher Crawford and Tucker Blair

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: A Full Circle Aramis
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Houston, We Have a Kazmir
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Mike Gianella

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Once and Future Braves
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R.J. Anderson

07-20

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Transaction Analysis: Stump the Schwarb
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R.J. Anderson

07-17

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Transaction Analysis: A Thin Reed
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Christopher Crawford and R.J. Anderson

07-15

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Painting the Black: What to Watch When You're Not Watching Your Watch
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R.J. Anderson

07-13

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Transaction Analysis: Feliz
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

07-10

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Transaction Analysis: Down Goes Frasor! Down Goes Frasor!
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R.J. Anderson

07-09

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Painting the Black: Under My Urshela
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R.J. Anderson

07-06

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Transaction Analysis: Slots Slots, Slots Slots Slots Slots
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R.J. Anderson

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

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The Diamondbacks sell off one of their best prospects and we may never really know why.

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June 22, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Sour Chen Music

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Matt Dominguez and Brett Wallace are called to the majors; prospect hounds [in 2009] rejoice! Wei-Yin Chen gets optioned temporarily.



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June 18, 2015 6:00 am

Painting the Black: Mr. Burns Runs Afoul

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Billy Burns has a very particular set of skills, which set includes fouling off pitches.

Billy Burns must be tired of the word grinder and its relatives, having heard them all throughout his career. Such diction is often reserved for short players, like the 5-foot-9 Burns, or those with otherwise unimpressive physiques—hence their now-pejorative nature. But sometimes a player is called a grinder based on merit. Such is the case with Burns, who deserves the label for legitimate baseball reasons, as opposed to having the heart of a hummingbird. Burns is a grinder in the sense that he annoys pitchers by fouling off put-away attempts, disrupting pitch counts and tempers. He has a statistical claim on the title, too, having entered the week with the highest percentage of fouls per two-strike swings:

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June 16, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Black is Blue

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Bud Black is canned in San Diego

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June 15, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Bobby, Last Name Wilson

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The Rays do without a catcher, a sluggy slugger joins the A's, and more recent moves.

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June 12, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Jedd Gets Jerked

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Jedd Gyorko gets demoted, Rafael Soriano signs, and more recent moves.

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June 11, 2015 6:00 am

Painting the Black: Throw, Throw, Throw

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Down through the stats of old St. Nick (Martinez)

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Pat Venditte finally arrives in the big leagues; so do Jon Moscot and Giovanny Urshela. Other moves happened as well.

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June 5, 2015 7:16 am

Transaction Analysis: Halt and Catch Frieri

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The Yankees get their ace back, the Rays exile another arm, the Brewers swap spare infielders, and more.

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The Mariners acquire yet another bat-first corner guy, while the Diamondbacks finally get a real catcher.

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June 4, 2015 6:00 am

Painting the Black: A Pleasant Odorizzi

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Jake Odorizzi made a leap last year and turned the corner this year -- how?

If Jake Odorizzi's 2014 established that a pitcher's fortune can change with his grip, then Odorizzi's 2015 is confirming improvement doesn't always arrive at once.

Odorizzi has been one of the game's best-performing starters through the season's first two months, according to BP's new pitcher WARP, derived from DRA. Odorizzi exited his most recent start ranked sixth in the majors, better than teammate Chris Archer, ex-teammate David Price, and Trevor Bauer—whom rumor holds the Rays were close to acquiring in a three-team trade for James Shields before later settling on the package that netted Odorizzi and ... well, you know.

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June 1, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Diamondbacks Get Salty

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Arizona calls Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the majors, Carlos Peguero joins the Red Sox, and other moves.

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