AUSTIN — Pitching at Texas is a big deal. It always has been, and always will be.
Just to be a member of the prestigious Texas pitching staff gives you an immediate target as a potential hurler in the MLB.
Year after year, the Longhorns put collegians in professional baseball. But pitchers are the premium.
One particular Horn is starting to look the part, sophomore, Dillon Peters...
The Dodgers officially finalized their Opening Day 25-man roster.
The 25-man roster, as broken down by position:
Chris Capuano (L)
J.P. Howell (L)
Clayton Kershaw (L)
Paco Rodriguez (L)
Hyun-Jin Ryu (L)
For the second time in five months, lefty reliever for the Los Angeles Dodgers had elbow surgery, according to the team.
Neal ElAttrache, the teams Orthopedist surgeon, operated on Elbert for approximately forty minute. He found and repaired some cartilage damage that hadn’t been detected previously.
Elbert will take it easy for a few days and then begin a physical therapy regiment...
Left-hander J.P. Howell and the Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a $2.85 million, one-year contract.
The 29-year-old reliever was 1-0 with a 3.04 ERA in 55 games for the Tampa Bay Rays last season and held left-handed batters to a .200 average (17 for 85).
He has a 21-23 record with a 4.42 ERA in 33 starts and 234 relief appearances for Kansas City (2005) and Tampa Bay (2006...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2013
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...
The Dodgers have invited 12 players to their Winter Development Camp, which, after operating for its first five years of existence at Dodger Stadium, will move to Camelback Ranch due to construction at Chavez Ravine.
Zach Lee, Joc Pederson, Chris Reed, Onelki Garcia, Paco Rodriguez, Chris Withrow, Steven Ames, Matt Magill, Tim Federowicz, Matt Wallach, and newcomers Jeremy Moore...
I love days like today. People are writing articles about the Padres and are sparking interest in the club yet again. As I am typing this up I am looking at the tabs that I have open to see what I am going to post for you all; today I have eight tabs. It makes my job so much easier when I have material to post (obviously). The good news today too is that majority of the articles...
Oh well. You can add J.P. Howell to the pile of lefty relievers Mike Rizzo has missed out on so far this winter: Howell to Stan Kasten's LA Dodgers Money Pit for $2.85 Million+.
Fear not, Nats fans: we hear ex-Nats lefty Ray King is available...
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The Dodgers agreed to a one-year $2.75MM deal with left-hander J.P. Howell. There are some incentive in the deal according to Buster Olney. Not sure of the total value yet, but I am always down for extra motivation.
Howell, 29, missed the end of the 2009 season, all of the 2010 season, and part of the 2011 season as well. Howell is a bit of an injury risk, he’s got a wild card...
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...
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.
The Dodgers have agreed to sign J.P. Howell on a one-year deal worth $2.75 million, with performance bonuses that can take that higher.
J.P. Howell agreed to terms with the Dodgers. A left-hander for a very deep bullpen.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 5, 2013
Howell gets a one-year deal with LAD, for just under $3 million in base salary, and performance bonuses.
Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times tweeted the Dodgers a closing in on a 1-year deal with left-handed reliever J.P. Howell.
"Source: #Dodgers moving toward a one-year deal with left-hander J.P. Howell. Contract still hasn't been finalized."
See, I wouldn't lie to you.
Buster Olney went one step further.
"J.P. Howell agreed to terms with the Dodgers...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are nearing a one-year deal with left-handed reliever J.P. Howell, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports.
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– First baseman Adam LaRoche is still a free agent and he's still interested in coming back with the Washington Nationals writes Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. But since negotiations “remain stagnant” between the two, he's been talking to a “few other teams.”
“Got to keep things open in case Washington doesn't work out,” LaRoche said. “I'm still...
As 2012 winds down, Scott Rozell asked MMO the following questions:
I thought I’d check your thoughts on the Mets signing Jose Valverde. I know his performance has declined, but the reward could be great and he could be had at less cost than the other high profile relievers. Speaking of that category, what are the Mets’ thoughts, or yours, on JP Howell? He’s younger and seems...
The November 19th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Dodgers frontrunners for Greinke, Angels interested in Howell, the worst anti-Trout MVP column and much more...
The Story: An "industry source" claims the Dodgers are the clear frontrunners for Zack Greinke.
The Monkey Says: Honestly, I wouldn't put any credence in...
Its only been two weeks since the Tampa Bay Rays scattered to the wind, heading to their respective homes to adjust to an offseason that arrived far earlier than they would have liked.
Or since Rays vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and manager Joe Maddon sat side-by-side in the teams auxiliary clubhouse delivering their post-mortem, instead of delving into the...
Well I'm not sure how many light years the Tampa Bay Rays are from a playoff berth, but they hosted a Star Trek Night at a game on Thursday.It makes sense since Joe Maddon commands the team like Captain Kirk and I've always thought that JP Howell kind of looked like a Tribble (did they call triples "Tribbles"? That would have been good. Actually it probably...
Big win for the Tribe tonight. The Indians scored all ten runs after the fourth inning, having fallen behind 4-0.
Bot 2nd: Tampa Bay
- E. Johnson singled to right, L. Scott scored, D. Jennings to third
- B.J. Upton hit sacrifice fly to right, D. Jennings scored
Bot 3rd: Tampa Bay
- L. Scott singled to shallow right, B. Zobrist scored, M. Joyce to...
The Indians left 22 on base. Thank goodness for Choo. Well, Choo and Pestano.
Top 1st: Cleveland
- S. Choo scored on passed ball
Top 3rd: Cleveland
- S. Choo doubled to left, J. Damon scored
- J. Kipnis doubled to deep right center, S. Choo scored
Bot 4th: Tampa Bay
- J. Keppinger singled to pitcher, B.J. Upton scored, L. Scott to second...
No TV. Full array of bench players in the lineup. No problem. Ubaldo Jimenez was impressive yet again as he notched eighth win of the season as the Tribe won 7-3 at Progressive Field. The Tribe struck early with multiple runs in the second and third innings. These runs came thanks to five doubles and some strong situational hitting with two RBI groundouts. From there, Ubaldo made...
Solo homers and solid pitching were the order of the day for the Tribe. Choo, Brantley and Hafner all recorded solo bombs and Josh Tomlin pitched well. Chris Perez earned his 24th save.
Bot 1st: Cleveland
- S. Choo homered to deep right
Bot 2nd: Cleveland
- M. Brantley homered to deep right
Top 5th: Tampa Bay
- J. Molina grounded out to shortstop...
More often than not, baseball doesn’t make a ton of sense. That was especially true tonight as the Mets scored the most runs they have all season against the Tampa Bay Rays, a team that prides itself on preventing runs. Although the Mets managed just a modest three runs in the first six innings tonight, they erupted for six scores in the seventh inning en route to an 11-2 pasting...
Here is a look at the latest news and notes from around major league baseball to help you set your fantasy baseball lineup for week 2 (April 9 – April 15) of the 2012 fantasy baseball season.
6 games: BAL, BOS, CLE, CWS, DET, KC, LAA, MIN, NYY, OAK, TB, TOR
7 games: SEA, TEX
Fernando Rodney looks like he is the new closer for the Tampa Bay Rays after picking...