I don't think Strop should have participated in out of season events, especially after breaking down towards the end of the season. The best thing he could have done was rest his arm & build his legs. But, his velocity seems to fine and his SO/BB is good, he is just getting hit hard. It's completely normal for a reliever's production to vary from year to year. They pitch so little, it has to be hard to develop any consistency. Pedro has pitching six games into the season, let's not get concerned till the middle of may.