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The Mets went into this off-season needing a left handed reliever.
You may have been told that the season was over before it started when Brad Hand signed with the Washington Nationals, but the Amazin’s got their man.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 27, 2021
Word is this is a one year deal.
Loup, who just turned 33 last month, has been pretty effective over his 9 year career. Simply put, he fills a need for the Mets. Lefties have a career .232/.301/.319 slash line against him.
Overall, he has career numbers of 3.38 ERA/3.50 FIP/3.58 xFIP.
Loup pitched with the Rays last season, playing in 24 games while pitching to a 2.52 ERA. He had one game last year which accounted for 3 of his 7 earned runs so he was very solid in 2020.
He does not strike out a ton of batters. But he limits walks and hard contact as evidenced by this graphic below.