Ike Has Nothing But Optimism Going into 2013

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Ike Has Nothing But Optimism Going into 2013
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In hindsight, the most miserable year of Ike Davis' professional career officially came to a close in mid-June, when he successfully exorcised the last demon haunting him. By that month's second weekend, Davis had put an end to the year-long slump that decimated the early part of his season. That came roughly two weeks after the Mets announced that they would not demote him to the Minors. Which came two months after the team began treating him as though he had Valley Fever. Which came half a year after he avoided microfracture surgery on his injured left ankle. Which came several months after Davis damaged said ankle in a collision with David Wright in Denver.

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