Chris Bassitt's consistency will be missed by NY Mets fans
The season didn't end as Mets fans had hoped, but Chris Bassitt was for the most part spectacular in his only season as a Met. Bassitt was acquired in a trade with the Athletics to try and sure up the rotation, and if the Mets didn't make that trade there's no way they win 101 games.
Bassitt was the one constant in the rotation. deGrom was hurt for most of the year. Scherzer had two separate stints on the IL. Walker and Carrasco both missed a little time as well. Bassitt was the guy who took the ball every fifth day and gave the Mets a chance to win.
Bassitt allowed three runs or fewer in 22 of his 30 starts. He went six or more innings in 23 of his 30 starts. He had two more starts in which he fell one out shy of completing six innings.
The Mets replaced Bassitt with Kodai Senga who can be good, we have no idea. Senga comes with plenty of questions. Can he stay healthy? How will he do pitching on four days rest? How will he adjust to a new league?
While Bassitt doesn't have the upside Senga does, we know what we'd get from him. The certainty is and consistency what we'll miss.