vlad looks a little pudgy and a little limpy this year, nor has he even attempted a steal. that said, i wouldn't be surprised to see him get days off here and there, maybe once every week or two, just to coddle him a little bit before the stretch run where he will be needed.
he's also off to a slow start so i think it's a good time to trade for him. .288/5/12 isn't exactly leaving the earth in terms of amazing fantasy #s, so like, if you can get him for cheap, go for it.
be sure to mention that he's fat and hobbling to your potential trade partner too =P