Hey everyone, thanks for the interest in the post and I hope I can contribute to this site in a very positive way moving forward. And a big thanks to Jordan for inviting me to write for ON.
As for the outlier in 2010 I was talking about, the outlier was within the context of the decline phase of his career. Check out Vlad's WAR graph via Fangraphs from his age 29 season until now (http://is.gd/YMooQn
). It's a steady decline until last year, where he had somewhat of a bounce-back year based off a strong first few months. I meant his 2010 season being an outlier in the context of his decline. My apologies if I didn't get that across. Just wanted to clear that up.