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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Sources: J.P. Howell to Dodgers

Left-hander J.P. Howell has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for is $2.85 million in base salary, plus performance bonuses, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney.


Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: January 05, 2013 at 10:24 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Chase Insteadman Wannabe Posted: January 06, 2013 at 01:03 PM (#4340060)
When I saw this headline, I figured Howell got over one hundred million dollars. 'Cause, you know... It's the New Dodgers, so why the hell not?
   2. valuearbitrageur Posted: January 06, 2013 at 01:36 PM (#4340075)
RTFA, $97M in easily attainable performance bonuses.
   3. J.R. Wolf Posted: January 06, 2013 at 01:37 PM (#4340076)
I like it, even if his FIP is a lot higher than his ERA. He's 29-year-old who doesn't throw hard but who had a 3.04 ERA and almost a 2:1 K/BB ratio last year. If he doesn't reinjure his shoulder or regress this looks to be a good move.
   4. Danny Posted: January 06, 2013 at 01:43 PM (#4340080)
almost a 2:1 K/BB ratio last year

Which is not very impressive in a league where the average reliever has a 2.5 K:BB ratio.
   5. Bob from Indiana Posted: January 06, 2013 at 03:08 PM (#4340129)
Bit too much for a mediocre loogy.
   6. de Jesus was a Capricorn Posted: January 06, 2013 at 04:29 PM (#4340187)
When I saw this headline, I figured the Dodgers reacquired Jay Howell.
   7. Jim Wisinski Posted: January 06, 2013 at 04:56 PM (#4340207)
Nothing but good things to say about JP Howell. His swaggering walk off the mound after striking out someone to end the inning is pretty badass too.

Unfortunately with the shoulder injury it's unlikely that 2008-9 Howell is going to show up again, he's pretty much just a lefty specialist at this point instead of being able to dominate hitters on both sides like he used to.
   8. JJ1986 Posted: January 06, 2013 at 05:03 PM (#4340216)
Bit too much for a mediocre loogy.

It's less than 1/7th of a Brandon League.
   9. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: January 06, 2013 at 07:13 PM (#4340298)
Welcome J.P. You'll love Chavez Ravine and Dodger fans, you'll hate your new tax bill.
   10. Rough Carrigan Posted: January 06, 2013 at 09:39 PM (#4340402)
How the hell did an agent only get that much dough out of Ned Colletti?!

#7, question. Howell never had crap for a fastball. He's always been throwing junk, hasn't he? How has this injury prevented him from throwing all his curves?
   11. Nasty Nate Posted: January 07, 2013 at 11:32 AM (#4340722)
Howell sort of embodies the worst-to-first transformation of the Rays from 2007 to 2008. He went from 1-6 with a 7.59 ERA to 6-1 with a 2.22 ERA.

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