R.J. Anderson

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Perry was a master of the spitball and pitched in parts of 22 MLB seasons

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MLB free agency tracker: José Abreu lands with Astros; Yankees re-sign Anthony Rizzo

Major League Baseball's hot stove has begun heating up

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Miguel Cabrera confirms plans to retire after 2023 season, but wants to stay in baseball

Cabrera's guaranteed contract ends after next year, with two club options remaining

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The offseason market is flooded with superstars, but some players could provide plenty of value without a huge price tag

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Let's rank all 30 teams by their chances to land Bogaerts this winter

WATCH: Ex-MLB player Asdrúbal Cabrera throws punch, ignites brawl in Venezuelan winter league

Cabrera clocked a player who was rounding the bases after celebrating a home run

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The offseason is upon us, and the pilot light on the hot stove appears to be working just fine

Billy Beane moves into advisory role with Athletics; David Forst takes over baseball operations in Oakland

Beane, made famous by "Moneyball," was never able to bring home a ring despite his successes

R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and Baseball America, as well as on ESPN.com and Wired.com.

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