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J.P. Howell's incredible between-the-legs catch starts inning-ending 1-2-3 double (VIDEO)

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.Howell...
Via The Other Paper
23 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong With J.P. Howell?

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...
Via Dodgers Digest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag No. 6: Road Jerseys, wRC+, Howell All-Star, Hanley Free Agent

Mailbag! Remember, questions come in to the form at the right, or just email thedodgersdigest at gmail.com. Charles: They have not worn the script Los Angeles jerseys on the road for a while, are these the alt jerseys now? Great question! I love uniform minutiae. One of the many great, wonderful and terrifying things about the internet is the always useful SportsLogos.net, because...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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 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 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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