Tag Archives: J.P. Howell

J.P. Howell set to return to the Dodgers; adds plus lefty relief arm, plus-plus beard

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J.P. Howell will return to the Dodgers in 2014 on a two-year, $11.25 million deal with options and bonuses, according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com. The Dodgers are nearing agreement on a multi-year deal with southpaw reliever J.P. Howell, reports Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. According to Gurnick, the deal contemplates a $11.25MM guarantee for two seasons. It would also contain ... Read More »

2013 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Relief Pitchers

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Kenley Jansen Since debuting in 2010, Kenley Jansen has been one of the game’s truly elite relief aces, and 2013 was his best showing yet. Kenley began the year as the set-up man to Brandon League after League was gifted a ridiculous three-year deal, and though the cries were numerous and persistent to not give Brandon high-leverage situations over Kenley, ... Read More »

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: Kemp, Ethier trade rumors + Dodgers seeking relievers + Uribe negotiations

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The Winter Meetings are here, which means all the trade rumors the Dodgers have been involved in to date will only pickup further steam now. I’d expect a lot of rumors about Dodger outfielders, and a lot of trade talk that have the Dodgers as suitors. Whether said rumors are true or not is another thing entirely. —– The best ... Read More »

The terms of Brian Wilson’s rumored return borders on fan fiction + Dodgers in on J.P. Howell

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I’m not sure this could go any better if I planned it myself. But here goes… —– The Dodgers are close with Brian Wilson… Dodgers and Brian Wilson appear to be getting close on a contract agreement. — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) December 3, 2013 …but HE only wants a one-year deal… The #Dodgers and free-agent closer Brian Wilson are talking ... Read More »

J.P. Howell clarifies comments, says Yasiel Puig was not bullied by teammates, and I believe him

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So I was wrong about the Yasiel Puig bullying comments by J.P. Howell just going away, as they got picked up by some national outlets and then reporters started asking questions. As it turns out, Howell was not talking about Puig being bullied by teammates, but just bullied by others that don’t know him. “Dude, I don’t know how it ... Read More »

J.P. Howell speaks out about bullying, how it is in baseball, and says Yasiel Puig was a victim

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J.P. Howell talked with Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times yesterday about bullying, which has been a hot topic in sports lately due to the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito/Miami Dolphins ongoing saga. Howell talked about his own experiences with bullying and then discussed it in the context of sports, in general. Howell grew up to be a baseball player, but ... Read More »

2013 NLDS Game 2: Dodgers 3, Braves 2, Don Mattingly/Jason Heyward 2 – GIFS & the 7th inning from hell

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Did Don Mattingly really do that to the Dodgers? Yes, yes he did. The title isn’t meant to be disrespectful to the Braves or infer that they didn’t deserve to win … but it never ever should have gone the way it did. It was just ridiculously bad decision making on Mattingly’s part. —– In the top of the seventh ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp close to playing, Beckett to begin throwing, Tolleson suffers setback

Matt Kemp has increased the intensity of his running as he continues to work his way back from a serious ankle injury. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp began taking slight turns while jogging in the outfield, but even manager Don Mattingly concedes Kemp isn’t likely to return before rosters expand Sept. 1. “We thought he’d have a chance before September, but ... Read More »

Making Moves: Suspensions, draft signings, and inking the guy accused of mocking Zack Greinke

Suspensions came down from the league following Tuesday’s brawl with the Diamondbacks. Ian Kennedy was suspended 10 games “for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Zack Greinke of the Dodgers in the bottom of the seventh inning, after a warning had already been issued to both Clubs earlier in the game.” Eric Hinske was suspended five games ... Read More »

The brawl at Chavez Ravine was stupid for multiple reasons, but hey, at least it was GIFtastic

So the Dodgers and Diamondbacks sort of had it out with each other on Tuesday. It all started when Ian Kennedy hit Yasiel Puig in the face with a fastball. Amazingly, he was okay and stayed in the game. The following inning, Zack Greinke plunked Miguel Montero in the back, apparently in retaliation. This is where it gets sort of ... Read More »

Three Dodgers — Paco, Amezaga, Moylan — withdraw from WBC to focus on winning jobs

Paco Rodriguez, Alfredo Amezaga, and Peter Moylan, three Dodgers with shots at making the Opening Day roster, have withdrawn from the World Baseball Classic to focus on making the club. With Scott Elbert rehabbing, Paco in particular is competing for the spot of left-handed reliever, though J.P. Howell would appear to be the front-runner there. Moylan is in the running ... Read More »