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Mets lose star reliever Aaron Loup, but focus on starting pitching instead

Aaron Loup, who had a historic 2021 season with the New York Mets on a one-year deal, left for the Los Angeles Angels after signing a two-year, $17 million deal with an option for 2024. It’s hefty sum to pay for the 33-year-old, but the Halos are determined to solve their pitching woes and giving Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, and company a chance at a deep playoff run.

In fact, Loup is the second high-profile free agent that the Angels steal away from the Mets, after they signed Noah Syndergaard to a one-year, $21 million deal a few days ago.