I think 2009 and 2012 validate each other and weaken the argument that either of those were flukes. It's not a huge thing but it's something.
It shows that he's capable of occasional seasons where we'll get an at bat in the playoff. Of course he's also capable of 4-5 loss regular seasons more often than not. Both things are true and there's no need for anybody to place an asterisk next to one data point or the other.