JP HOWELL RUMORS & GOSSIP
What Happened In 2014: Dominant in High- and Double-A, which led to an unexpected late-season call-up.
There isn’t much fanfare for a guy drafted in the 17th round of the MLB Draft, but Daniel Coulombe could end up being one of the better late-round Dodger draftees...
It’s about four months late, but the Los Angeles Dodgers finally addressed their weakness.
A team with a $225 million dollar payroll in 2014 had two or three dependable relief pitchers. Their rotation includes three guys that could throw seven or eight solid innings every outing. However, if they faltered and the Dodgers had to use a relief pitcher not named J.P. Howell or Kenley...
The Dodgers were down two runs and the bases full of Cardinals when J.P. Howell made this incredible play in the eighth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS Monday night. After giving up a Jon Jay single to load the bases, Kolten Wong lasered one back to the mound. The left-handed pitcher somehow managed to field the ball between his legs to start the inning-ending 1-2-3 double play. ...
The story of Game 2 of the NLDS was largely about whether Don Mattingly should or shouldn’t have yanked Zack Greinke. It’s not a question anyone would have been asking if J.P. Howell had done his job, which was to get out lefties Oscar Taveras and Matt Carpenter. He didn’t, and so Mattingly’s choice became a big focal point. It’s understandable that the manager is going...
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Charles: They have not worn the script Los Angeles jerseys on the road for a while, are these the alt jerseys now?
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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 to vest...
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...
The baseball sources are at it again...
Dodgers and reliever J.P. Howell closing in on a multi-year deal, according to baseball source. More soon on http://t.co/95Zz6Og9nb.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) December 17, 2013
This is excellent news. The Dodgers need to sign a lefty for the bullpen to compliment Paco Rodriguez and fee agent pickings are slim out there...
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 (@TroyRenck)...
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Any day now, the Dodgers roster will start to firm up. They will make moves official and us fans can begin to truly get pumped for the 2014 season.
The current topic is the bullpen. More specifically, middle relief.
Yesterday, it was being heavily reported that the Dodgers were close to an agreement with Brian Wilson who stated he was ok with being the setup guy for...