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New York Mets 2013 Outlook: 5 Keys to Ike Davis Staying Healthy
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The Mets won't be true contenders in 2013, but first baseman Ike Davis will still be needed at full strength for the full season.

By now, even the most die-hard, hopelessly optimistic New York Mets fan has probably come face to face with reality: The Amazin's are expected to be anything but that in 2013.

But whether the Mets are simply mediocre or an absolute No. 7 subway wreck will be determined in no small part by the extent to which first baseman Ike Davis is healthy and able to contribute.

The following five key factors will influence whether manager Terry Collins will be able to write Davis' name on the lineup card and if he'll be able to meaningfully produce when on the field.

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