3 Mets players who finished spring training on a cold streak

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Spring Training is now officially complete for the New York Mets and the regular season is finally here. Certain players took this time to sharpen their skill set while others used this time to simply shake off the rust. While the games do not technically count, players should still go through every opportunity to get in shape for Opening Day.

There were only a select few hitters on the Mets roster that performed well, however, most of them showed that they still needed more work at the plate. As for the pitching side of things, there is not much to complain about as the staff was spectacular this spring.

When it comes to cold streaks, these three Mets players could not have closed out the Grapefruit League in a worse way.

1) Jose Quintana

Jose Quintana never found his groove this spring and struggled a lot through his 5 games of play. This may make you question why the Mets decided to name him as the Opening Day starter instead of other worthy candidates.

His last two starts before the beginning of the year were definitely ones to forget. He pitched a total of 7.1 innings and gave up a whopping 9 ER. Quintana also gave up 11H with 5BB, while still managing to strike out 9 batters.

Other than the strikeouts, there was nothing else positive that could have been taken away from the southpaw. The Mets have turned to him, along with other guys, to take on a heavier load with Kodai Senga on the IL for the time being. It seems like he hasn't really handled the pressure all too well since being appointed to this new role in the rotation, but then again it is still just spring training.

There is no expectation for Quintana to be the Mets ace, however, he is expected to be a solid middle-of-the-road pitcher who can easily hand the game over to the bullpen. We can only assume that with the more reps he gets on the mound, the better he will be moving forward.