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Aaron Loup comes through for Mets after layoff

It was a long nine days between relief appearances for Aaron Loup, but Wednesday night the lefty reliever provided the Mets the kind of bullpen boost they’d hoped for when they signed him in the offseason. Loup induced a key double play in the seventh inning — and got five...
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Mets' Aaron Loup: Strikes out two in hold

Loup struck out two in 1.2 perfect innings, recording his first hold of the season in Wednesday's 5-1 win over Philadelphia. Wednesday's outing was the better of Loup's two thus far in 2021, with the first highlighted by a hit batter and two unearned runs. The 33-year-old had one of his best seasons in 2020 with Tampa Bay, posting a 2.52 ERA resemblant of his 2012-13 seasons in Toronto. Loup will be an essential change-of-pace reliever for the Mets this season as the only lefty, and a sidearm-throwing one at that, in a bullpen full of hard-throwing righties.
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Mets confident Trevor May, Aaron Loup will rebound from ugly debut

PHILADELPHIA — It took exactly one game for the Mets’ biggest concern leaving spring training to become exposed. The worries in camp mostly focused on the depth behind Edwin Diaz, Trevor May and Aaron Loup, but in the season opener against the Phillies, two of those trusted commodities faltered, leaving the Mets 0-1 for the first time since 2016.

Aaron Loup will be the primary lefty in the Mets’ bullpen

After striking early in the postseason to add Trevor May, the Mets flirted with other prominent free agent relievers to bolster their bullpen—most notably Brad Hand. However, whether over money or a clearer potential path to close, the Mets lost out. In late January, the team pivoted to Aaron Loup, signing the 33-year-old to a one-year, $3 million contract, and in the process filling a glaring need in the major league bullpen for a left-handed reliever.

Mets' Aaron Loup: Spot in bullpen secure

Loup is expected to begin the season as part of the Mets' bullpen, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. The veteran reliever should be the top southpaw in the 'pen, giving Loup a path to consistent high-leverage work in a division that includes the likes of Juan Soto, Freddie Freeman and Bryce Harper. Loup has been sharp this spring, posting a 3.18 ERA and 9:0 K:BB over 5.2 innings, and he could be poised to top his career high of 13 holds, set back in 2014 with the Blue Jays.
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Mets reliever Aaron Loup is the most important player nobody is talking about

The days of the lefty specialist are over in Major League Baseball. The three-batter minimum made sure of this. While it doesn’t completely eliminate the need for southpaws in the bullpen, it does change their duties. The New York Mets went out and acquired a few lefties this offseason. The most prominent reliever was Aaron Loup.

Aaron Loup is happy to be an opener for the Mets should the need arise

If the Mets find themselves in need of a bullpen day during the upcoming season, newcomer Aaron Loup will happily volunteer to be the opener. New York just signed Taijuan Walker to a two-year deal on Friday to bolster the back end of the rotation, making the need for a bullpen day less likely, but if it happens, Loup would like to be the one to start the reliever carousel.

Aaron Loup and Other Opener Options

“Who wouldn’t want to be the guy to start the game and then get to sit in the clubhouse and drink a few brews on the back end and watch the rest of it, you know?”. Aaron Loup‘s first press conference with the New York Mets already produced the best quote from camp on an interesting topic. Loup’s former employer (Tampa Bay Rays) revolutionized baseball by introducing the opener, and the veteran lefty would love opening for the Mets.
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Opener life appeals to Mets’ Aaron Loup: ‘Drink a few brews’

If the Mets want to employ an opener this season, Aaron Loup is willing to volunteer for duty. The veteran left-hander, who arrived this offseason on a one-year deal worth $3 million, has appeared in 406 games as a reliever in his career, filling all roles, but still hasn’t started. Appealing to him is the idea of pitching the first inning and then calling it a day.

Grading the Mets’ Aaron Loup signing

It wasn’t the left handed pitcher we all expected them to sign, but the Mets did add to the bullpen earlier this week, inking Aaron Loup to a one year, $3 million deal. While he’s not a household name, Loup has had a solid career over the last decade, coming up with the Blue Jays and bouncing between the Phillies, Padres, and Rays over the last three years. He has a career 3.38 ERA supported by a 3.50 FIP and, despite being a side-arming lefty, has been a somewhat viable option against right hand hitters over the course of his career (.

Lefty Aaron Loup finalizes $3M, 1-year deal with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Aaron Loup finalized a $3 million, one-year contract with the New York Mets on Saturday. Loup can earn $250,000 in performance bonuses for games pitched: $50,000 each of 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60. The 33-year-old was 3-2 with a 2.52 ERA in 25 innings...
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Mets sign reliever Aaron Loup to one-year, $3 million deal

The New York Mets continue to be one of the most active teams this winter under new owner Steven Cohen. On Saturday, the Mets announced the signing of left-handed reliever Aaron Loup to a one-year deal. According to MLB Network's Jon Heyman, the deal is worth $3 million, including $250,000 in incentives.
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Mets News: Signing Aaron Loup enhances bullpen’s effectiveness

On Wednesday afternoon the New York Mets signed free agent left-handed reliever Aaron Loup to a one-year deal in what is a much-needed move for the bullpen after missing out on fellow southpaw reliever Brad Hand. The 33-year old Loup is coming off of a great season against left-handed hitters...
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New York Mets reach deal with left-handed reliever Aaron Loup

The New York Mets have reached a deal with left-handed relief pitcher Aaron Loup, multiple outlets reported Wednesday. The deal is pending a physical. Loup, 33, went 3-2 with a 2.52 ERA in 24 appearances last season with the Tampa Bay Rays after missing most of 2019 with an elbow injury. He struck out 22 and walked just four in 25 innings.