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JP HOWELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

J.P. Howell tumbles off mound attempting to cover first (Video)

J.P. Howell took a tumble off the mound while attempting to cover first base during a sixth inning groundout which wrapped up his relief appearance in Wednesday's Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Chicago Cubs. Howell made a spin move to get himself turned toward first base, but lost his footing and found himself falling flat on the grass. The grounder was hit straight to Adrian...
Via Holdout Sports
June 25, 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

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 to vest...
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

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 (@TroyRenck)...
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 for doing so. Smith...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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