Boone Logan- LHP- Colorado Rockies in 2016
Boone Logan and Jerry Blevins are arguably the most sought after remaining free agent relievers on the market and both should secure mulit-year deals. Logan made 66 appearances last season for the Rockies, compiling a very respectable 3.69 ERA in the hitter-friendly Coors Field.
The 32-year-old Logan has limited lefties to a .233 average over his career while right-handers have fared better hitting at a .294 clip off him. Logan has logged more than 50 appearances in eight of his eleven seasons in the majors including a league-leading 80 appearances in 2012.
Logan earned $6.25 million last season and does not seem poised for a paycut.
Logan side note- Justin Morneau is the only player to have hit more than one home run off of Logan, Morneau has touched him up twice for round trippers.
J.P. Howell- LHP- Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016
The 33-year-old Howell had a blip on the radar last season as his ERA bloated to an uncharacteristic 4.09 for the Dodgers. The previous three seasons Howell was nearly untouchable, sporting earned run averages of 1.43, 2.39 and 2.03 respectively.
Howell is much like Logan in terms of his workload. The reliever has made over 60 appearances in the last four consecutive seasons and six times in his career. Howell has also limited lefties to a .229 average over his career while righties hit 20 points higher at .249.
Howell also earned $6.25 million last season but may sign for less after the off-year he had in 2016.
Howell side note- Former Blue Jay Adam Lind is 0-14 versus Howell in his career.