joeg24 wrote:That's fine. I can hear your arguement. They are both going to be great players, so the point of argueing is lame. There are so many "what ifs" to think about when comparing. IE could we of afforded Prior? Would we of traded AJ for Nathan, Boof, and Liraino if we didn't have a catcher coming up? Would of the Twins of treated Prior like Johan, thus making his arm stronger? Would of they been able to give Johan the big contract?
Have the Cubs really finished higher then the Twins lately? I don't have the Cubs history at my near reach, but I would think they were pretty similar to a slight advantage the Twins direction? I like the Cubs though, probably in my top 5 teams.
They've had similar records, but the Twins have been in the playoffs more because they have been facing crappy teams the past few years like Detroit, KC, and Cleveland. You probably could have signed Prior, if you signed him long term early. Sorta like they did with Santana. Extended his deal for a far cheaper price than his real value before he hit the market. Great move.