JP HOWELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

J.P. Howell, Bullpen Embraces Usage

Despite the fact that the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen was again a weakness last season, the club largely returned...
Via Dodger Blue
1 day ago

Appreciating J.P. Howell’s curveball

I was as surprised as you were when J.P. Howell exercised the player option in his deal for $6.25 million. After posting a 1.43 ERA in 2015 and 1.97 in his last three seasons (not to mention a respectable 3.14 FIP), many thought the 32-year-old lefty would try his luck on the open market. He didn’t, and the Dodgers could benefit from that. Howell has been usually successful for...
Via Dodgers Digest
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers reliever J.P. Howell exercises option for 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers will have at least another season with one of their top-performing relievers.According to multiple outlets, left-handed reliever J.P. Howell has exercised his $6.25-million option for 2016.Howell, who was drafted in the first round in 2004 by the 2015 World Series champion Kansas City Royals, has been one of the Dodgers' most consistent relievers in the regular...
Via FOX Sports
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

J.P. Howell surprisingly exercises his option to return to Dodgers

Relief pitcher J.P. Howell had a player option for 2016 worth $6.25 million, and rather than decline it to hit free agency, Howell has decided to exercise it and remain with the Dodgers, according to tweets from Buster Olney of ESPN and Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The move is a surprising one because he’s coming off a season in which he posted a 1.43 ERA over 65...
Via Dodgers Digest
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers' LHP Howell has been reliable out of the bullpen

Since last season Dodger fans have often bemoaned the state of the team's bullpen, with the exception of Kenley Jansen. There is another reliever though besides Jansen who has been quite reliable this season: left-hander J.P. Howell. The Los Angeles Times notes that Howell has allowed exactly one earned run all season, and it came on April 10. He’s gone 30 consecutive appearances...
Via FOX Sports
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers acquire bullpen help

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...
Via isportsweb.com
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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. ...
Via The Other Paper
October 07, 2014  |  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
October 06, 2014  |  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 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
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