J.P. Howell

Toronto Blue Jays #56 - Relief Pitcher

  • Born: 04/25/83
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 180
  • Bats/Throws: L/L

A History of Cardinal Players on whom Fourth Options Have Been Exercised


In my first installment on fourth minor league options, which you can find here, I outlined the fourth option rule and made my case for why Cards’ 40-man roster infielder Edmundo Sosa should be...

2017 Blue Jays: Where are they now?


Part 2 of our check in on old friends


The Rule 5 Draft explained, from a player who went through it

14 minor league players took one step closer to reaching the major leagues on Thursday in the Rule 5 Draft. A look back at the history of the vent and an interview with a player who went through...

MLB draft 2019: Tigers projected to select Duke LHP Graeme Stinson


It’s far too early for mock drafts, but we’re going to write about one anyway.

Shapiro/Atkins three years in: evaluating free agent signings


How much value have they achieved on the open market?

The 2019 “Hey DRB What Jersey Should I Get” Guide & Quiz


It’s not too early to start making your holiday wish list. And what would be better than a new Rays shirsy? Let DRB help you out with this guide and quiz!

20 years of Rays Baseball: 2011, Impossible. Improbable. Magical.


If Rays baseball was a movie...

20 Years of Rays Baseball: 2009, Falling on their face


After a 2008 pennant, the Rays came back to earth a bit in 2009

The Rockies and the ghosts of Super Bullpens Past


Does spending big on relievers always work out?

Blue Jays sign Aaron Loup to 1-year deal


Number 2 of 9, collect them all. Aaron Loup and the Jays agreed to a 1-year contract, for $1,812,500 (I don’t know how they come to these figures), or so says Bob Nightengale. They save themselves...

The season that was: Aaron Loup


Looking at Aaron Loup’s 2017 season

Season that was: Ryan Tepera


A look at Tepera’s 2017 season.