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5 best player additions to this year's ball club ranked

Sep 3, 2022; New York City, New York, USA;  New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) at Citi
Sep 3, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) at Citi / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Best NY Mets player additions ranked: Chris Bassitt

The Mets starting rotation has gone through another year of constant injuries. Jacob deGrom missed the first four months of the season. Max Scherzer has had two stints on the injured list and has only made 22 starts this season. Carlos Carrasco and Taijuan Walker have missed starts as well.

Taking a stint on the COVID list out, Chris Bassitt has taken the ball every fifth day and has been as consistent of a pitcher as there is in baseball this season.

After an inconsistent beginning to his time in Queens, Bassitt has really turned it on since June 14. In that 17-start span, Bassitt has posted a 2.52 ERA and the Mets have gone 13-4 in his starts.

Overall, Bassitt has gone 15-8 with a 3.27 ERA in 29 starts. He's gone six or more innings 23 times (plus two starts going 5.2 innings) and has allowed three earned runs or fewer in all but six of his starts.

Bassitt has been as consistent as they come and takes the ball every fifth day when eligible. I have no idea where this team would be without him with all of the pitching injuries they've had to deal with.

Bassitt matches up very well with just about any third starter in baseball and is one of the reasons I feel so confident that this team has what it takes to win.

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