JP HOWELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dodgers to re-sign J.P. Howell to surprisngly reasonable 2-year deal

J.P. Howell was supposed to break the bank (for him and lefty relievers) this winter, but he didn't. He is reportedly set to re-sign with the Dodgers for two years and $11.25 million. There's also a mutual option of $6.25 million for 2016 that vests with 120 appearances in 2014-15.Howell has made 122 appearances the last two seasons, so if he pitches enough for his option...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers close to a two-year deal with left-hander Howell

The Dodgers are close to re-signing left-hander J.P. Howell to a two-year, 11.25-million contract, according to a person who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the deal hasnt been finalized. The prospective deal would include a 6.25-million option for a third year. Howell posted a career-best 2.03 earned-run average in 67 appearances with the Dodgers this year. He will...
Via Fox Sports West
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

J.P. Howell set to return to the Dodgers; adds plus lefty relief arm, plus-plus beard

J.P. Howell will return to the Dodgers in 2014 on a two-year, $11.25 million deal with options and bonuses, according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com. The Dodgers are nearing agreement on a multi-year deal with southpaw reliever J.P. Howell, reports Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. According to Gurnick, the deal contemplates a $11.25MM guarantee for two seasons. It would also contain a $6.25MM...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB rumors: Rockies making 'real progress' with J.P. Howell

The Colorado Rockies are targeting late-inning reliever J.P. Howell, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Renck says the Rockies are hopeful they can sign Howell, adding that they feel they've made "real progress" in negotiations with the left-hander.JP Howell is the #rockies' target. They are hopeful can get him signed. Have made real progress— Troy Renck...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers should re-sign J.P. Howell, even if it requires a 3-year deal

When the Dodgers signed J.P. Howell to be the primary left-handed option out of the bullpen, some folks were skeptical. I, on the other hand, was pretty happy about the deal.He signed for $2.85 million. This winter, he's going to hit the jackpot.The Angels just signed Joe Smith to a 3-year, $15-plus million deal. You're probably saying, "Who?" You're not wrong...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

J.P. Howell Sets Record Straight On Alleged Bullying of Yasiel Puig

  J.P. Howell On Friday morning, Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times published a piece about Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher J.P. Howell and his efforts to combat bullying. One particular passage quickly became the focus of intense Internet discussion – specifically, Howell’s claims that fiery Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig was bullied in the team’s clubhouse earlier this season...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers finalize deal with reliever J.P. Howell

The Dodgers finalized a one-year contract with left-handed reliever J.P. Howell, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the deal hasnt been officially announced by the team. Howell, 29, figures to be one of two left-handers in the Dodgers bullpen. His pitching style is markedly different from that of the teams only other...
Via Fox Sports West
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers moving toward deal with J.P. Howell

The Dodgers are moving towards signing left-handed reliever J.P. Howell to a one-year contract, according to people with knowledge of the situation. If finalized, the deal is expected to be worth 2.75 million. The Dodgers bullpen is short on left-handers. Scott Elbert is their only established left-hander and he is coming off elbow surgery. Their only other left-handed relief option...
Via Fox Sports West
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers near deal with lefty Howell

The Los Angeles Dodgers, continuing to bolster their bullpen, are on the verge of announcing a deal with free-agent left-hander J.P. Howell, major-league sources say. The contract will be for one year and $2.75 million, according to a source, who confirmed a report by the Los Angeles Times, which first said that Howell and the Dodgers were closing in on an agreement. Howell, 29...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Healthy Howell could be back to his old tricks

PORT CHARLOTTE J.P. Howell feels like his old self again after missing a season. Of course, the Tampa Bay Rays left-handed reliever and ebullient clubhouse presence didnt miss the 2011 campaign he rejoined the team in May and then wobbled down a road marked by inconsistency and intense frustration. The season he missed was spring. And that contributed to his fall. Now, for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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