New York Mets right-hander Chris Bassitt is scheduled to hit the free-agent market this offseason, but he's open to remaining with the team long-term, according to comments he made to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. 

"From my standpoint, I am very surprised at how much I like it here, to be honest," Bassitt said. Neither Bassitt nor Mets general manager Billy Eppler would say if any extension talks had taken place yet. Another source told Sherman none had.

Bassitt, 33 years old, is in his first season with the Mets. Eppler acquired him from the Oakland Athletics over the offseason in a trade that sent Adam Oller and prospect J.T. Ginn out west.