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Jays Journal Feb 13, 2017

Expect good things in 2017 from Francisco Liriano

The Toronto Blue Jays front office has had a recent history of gambling on under-performing pitchers such as Jason Grilli and Joaquin Benoit in 2016. In the off-season, they continued that trend with the signings of Joe Smith and J.P. Howell. They also took a chance on Francisco Liriano last season and the results were good. Though the sample size was […] Expect good things in 2017 from Francisco Liriano - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
MLB Trade Rumors Feb 9, 2017

Blue Jays Sign J.P. Howell

FEB. 9: The Blue Jays announced the signing of Howell to a one-year deal and confirmed that he’ll earn $3MM in 2017. JAN. 31, 5:25pm: FOX’s Ken Rosenthal tweets that Howell’s deal with the Blue Jays will guarantee him $3MM. 4:40pm: The Blue Jays have reached a one-year deal with left-handed reliever J.P. Howell, reports ESPN’s…
Jays From The Couch Feb 7, 2017

Blue Jays Morning News: AL East, Howell, Pompey & more!

  Jays From the Couch brings you the latest news and links about the Toronto Blue Jays. This edition: the AL East, J.P. Howell, Dalton Pompey & more!     […] The post Blue Jays Morning News: AL East, Howell, Pompey & more! appeared first on Jays From The Couch.
Jays Journal Feb 6, 2017

Toronto Blue Jays solidify bullpen with recent signings

The clarity of the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen became somewhat clearer this week after the free agent signings of veteran hurlers J.P. Howell and Joe Smith. Ross Atkins and company slow played the  free agent reliever market after seeing Brett Cecil sign a lucrative 4-year pact with the St. Louis Cardinals and Joaquin Benoit sign an […] Toronto Blue Jays solidify bullpen with recent signings - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Feb 6, 2017

Blue Jays hope for a healthy Gavin Floyd

The Blue Jays re-signed right-hander Gavin Floyd to a minor league deal earlier this offseason, and hope he can finally stay healthy through a full season. The Blue Jays continue to add to their bullpen as we approach spring training, signing Joe Smith late Saturday night, after signing J.P. Howell on Tuesday. Both veterans signed […] Blue Jays hope for a healthy Gavin Floyd - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Feb 1, 2017

Toronto Blue Jays Fill Bullpen Need with Lefty J.P. Howell

After losing Brett Cecil earlier in the offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays have attempted to shore up their bullpen by signing left-hander J.P. Howell to a one-year deal. The Toronto Blue Jays have had a rather turbulent offseason. After the departure of one franchise mainstay (Edwin Encarnacion), and the surprise return of another (Jose Bautista), […] Toronto Blue Jays Fill Bullpen Need with Lefty J.P. Howell - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Feb 1, 2017

Former GM Alex Anthopoulos has nothing but praise for J.P. Howell

As news was breaking late yesterday afternoon that the Toronto Blue Jays had inked left-handed reliever J.P. Howell to a one-year pact, former Jays General Manager and current Los Angeles Dodgers VP of Operations Alex Anthopoulos was settling in for an appearance on Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown as luck would have it. Anthopoulos […] Former GM Alex Anthopoulos has nothing but praise for J.P. Howell - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Jan 31, 2017

Blue Jays sign LH reliever: J.P. Howell

The Blue Jays made a move to shore up the left side of the bullpen on Tuesday, coming to an agreement with J.P. Howell, pending a physical. The Blue Jays addressed arguably their biggest remaining need on Tuesday, signing a veteran left-handed reliever. The deal is reportedly for 1 year and 3 million dollars, and Howell […] Blue Jays sign LH reliever: J.P. Howell - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Toronto Sun Jan 31, 2017
Blue Jays reportedly sign left-handed reliever J.P. Howell to one-year deal

Blue Jays reportedly sign left-handed reliever J.P. Howell to one-year deal

The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly landed free-agent left-handed reliever J.P. Howell.

Sources: Blue Jays to reach one-year deal with J.P. Howell

Sources: Blue Jays to reach one-year deal with J.P. Howell
National Post Jan 31, 2017
Toronto Blue Jays reportedly ink pitcher J.P. Howell to one-year deal, filling left-handed void in bullpen

Toronto Blue Jays reportedly ink pitcher J.P. Howell to one-year deal, filling left-handed void in bullpen

Howell, who is familiar with the AL East after spending six years with the Rays, pitched the last four seasons with the Dodgers
Blue Bird Banter Jan 31, 2017
Blue Jays sign left-handed reliever J.P. Howell

Blue Jays sign left-handed reliever J.P. Howell

The most glaring hole in the Toronto bullpen has been filled. The Blue Jays have signed left-handed reliever J.P. Howell to a one-year contract, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. The Jays have a one-year agreement with left-handed reliever J.P. Howell, pending a physical.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 31, 2017 Howell spent the last four years with the Dodgers after donning a Rays uniform from 2006 through 2012. During his four year stint in Dodger blue, Howell was key in suppressing production from opposing left-handed batters, posted a 2.49 ERA during his time there....
MLB Trade Rumors Jan 31, 2017

Blue Jays To Sign J.P. Howell

The Blue Jays have reached a one-year contract with left-handed reliever J.P. Howell, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney (via Twitter). The Legacy Agency client’s contract is pending a physical, Olney notes. Howell, 34 in April, has spent the past four seasons as a member of the Dodgers’ bullpen, working to a collective 2.49 ERA with 8.1…

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