To the best of my knowledge only 2 active players have cracked the 10 WAR barrier--Pujols in 03 and ARod in 02--and just barely. In fact, since Mantle, Mays and Aaron retired in the late 60's/early 70's, Bonds is the only player with multiple seasons above 10 WAR (I know 10 is an arbitrary value, but guys like Ruth, Williams, Musial, Foxx, Gehrig, DiMag, Mantle and Mays were consistently in the 8-12 range.) Can anyone shed some light on why monster seasons just don't seem to occur much anymore? My best guess is that the talent gap has closed, resulting in better "replacement players" against whom we judge a player's value. Thanks.