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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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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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R.J. Anderson

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price Trade
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R.J. Anderson, J.P. Breen, Sam Miller, Jordan Gorosh, Paul Sporer, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Not Just A Pretty Face
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R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Ethan Purser

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Goes to Baltimore
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Brewers Get Parra's Glove
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R.J. Anderson and J.P. Breen

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: A's hire A's
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R.J. Anderson, Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Vouch for Masterson
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Bochy and Peavy, Back Together
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R.J. Anderson, Jason Parks and Mike Gianella

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: Kendrys Redux
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

07-24

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Painting the Black: The Selling-the-Closer Myth
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R.J. Anderson

07-24

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Transaction Analysis: Tigers Bullpen Gets Less Sorry
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R.J. Anderson and Jordan Gorosh

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: Angels are in for a Street
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R.J. Anderson, Chris Rodriguez and Mauricio Rubio

07-18

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Transaction Analysis: Cahilling Time
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R.J. Anderson

07-17

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Painting the Black: The Stealth Steals
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R.J. Anderson

07-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Man Who Would Replace Yadier
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R.J. Anderson

07-11

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Transaction Analysis: A Pierz to be Missing
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R.J. Anderson

07-10

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Painting the Black: Book Review: The Art of Scouting
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R.J. Anderson

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: Good Old New York
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R.J. Anderson and Ron Shah

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are Selling
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R.J. Anderson, Ron Shah, Jason Parks, Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio

07-02

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Transaction Analysis: A Closer Swap with Thee
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R.J. Anderson

06-30

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Painting the Black: The Trade Deadline Preview
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R.J. Anderson

06-27

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Transaction Analysis: Chris Crossed
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R.J. Anderson

06-25

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Painting the Black: Red Sox Playing Badly, Playing Bradley
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R.J. Anderson

06-23

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Transaction Analysis: The Exception to the Raul
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R.J. Anderson

06-17

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Transaction Analysis: Vance Like There's Nobody Watching
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R.J. Anderson

06-16

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Painting the Black: Lessons of a Bad Basestealer
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R.J. Anderson

06-11

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Transaction Analysis: Going Down 'hill
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R.J. Anderson

06-09

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Transaction Analysis: Minnesota Signs Kendrys Morales
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

06-06

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Transaction Analysis: Dietrich Without the D
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R.J. Anderson

06-04

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Painting the Black: How to Slow Down Dee Gordon
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R.J. Anderson

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July 10, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: Book Review: The Art of Scouting

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The highlights from Art Stewart's and Sam Mellinger's new book.

The Art of Scouting, a new book written by Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger, was released last week. The title belies the content to some degree, since what follows is not a scouting manual (though there is a chapter that covers the basics, like the 20-80 scale). Instead the Art in question refers to long-time scout Art Stewart, whose seven decades in the game are covered in memoir form.

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July 7, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Good Old New York

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R.J. Anderson and Ron Shah

The Yankees take on Arizona's salary and get a pretty good pitcher, while Seth Smith gets an extension in San Diego and the Angels get a left-handed reliever.



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The A's go all in, and the Cubs add to their prospect stockpile.



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July 2, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: A Closer Swap with Thee

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R.J. Anderson

The Angels and Pirates swap Ernesto Frieri and Jason Grilli.

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The Buyers, the Sellers, the players who'll move, and one unacknowledged opportunity to snark about Omar Minaya.

The buyers far outnumber those interested in moving the present for the future. These four teams seem like the most likely to make moves.

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June 27, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Chris Crossed

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The Red Sox drop Chris Capuano, Jose Tabata is outrighted, and Scott Downs is looking for work.

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June 25, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: Red Sox Playing Badly, Playing Bradley

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With the Red Sox in a mire, their rookie center fielder's present is up in the air.

At 35-42, the Red Sox have not played to expectations. The good news is, for the most part, neither have the other American League East teams. That widespread mediocrity has kept the Red Sox within 7 1/2 games of the Blue Jays—a surmountable, if sizable, gap, given the teams have 13 head-to-head matchups remaining. With seven of those games occurring prior to the trade deadline, July will have added significance for Boston. Not only will Ben Cherington learn a lot about his team's chances to repeat over the next few weeks but, by extension, we'll learn a lot about his evaluation of certain Red Sox players. Like Jackie Bradley Jr., who could find himself on the outs.

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June 23, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Exception to the Raul

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The Angels drop Ibanez, whose first name is Raul, which sounds like the word rule. Also: Brad Mills lands in Oakland, and Yohan Pino makes the majors.



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June 17, 2014 10:56 am

Transaction Analysis: Vance Like There's Nobody Watching

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The Mets claim their prize for Ike Davis, the Athletics officially give up on Michael Taylor, and the Pirates promote one-time Opening Day starter Vance Worley.

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June 16, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: Lessons of a Bad Basestealer

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Who is Dee Gordon's opposite, and what can he teach us about the complexities of taking 90 feet?

You've heard some variation of the idea that you need to endure the clouds to enjoy the sunshine. That sentiment applies in baseball, too. For us to appreciate how good a basestealer Dee Gordon is, you need to experience the inverse. Because Gordon at his best is a high-volume, high-efficiency thief who creates a sense of invincibility—there's nothing you can do to stop him—the inverse is a player who runs often and succeeds rarely. This player doesn't have to be slow, or inept at the physical act of running, he just has to be inefficient and irrational. Lucky for us, Alex Rios fits the description.

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June 11, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Going Down 'hill

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Trevor Cahill could be a sunk cost.



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June 9, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Minnesota Signs Kendrys Morales

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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

The last of the qualifying offer free agents falls.



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