This gambit, as I have indicated, is a horrible move that is very likely to backfire.

In the playoffs, all that matters is winning today's game.

By pitching Bassitt in game 2, you are diminishing the chance of winning the game and the series.

That should simply never happen.

The future gain is uncertain and maybe even zero.

there is no Dodger series if we lose to SD.

The SD is all that matters.

One more thing:

it is incredibly insulting to SD - you are saying, we, the great Mets, do not think you are good enough to merit throwing our best pitchers against you in gams 1 and 2; we can beat you anyway.

Nothing like insulting the other team before a pitch has been thrown.

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The outfield is a bit thin if Marte is not really ready.

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