During the mid-2000’s a fair argument could be made that Johan Santana was the best pitcher in Baseball. From 2004 to 2007, Santana would win two Cy Youngs and finish in the top five in voting in the other two. He would win two ERA titles, three Strikeout titles, three FIP titles, four WHIP titles and led in bWAR for Pitchers three times. This was the player that during that time frame, opposing General Managers coveted and wanted to build their rotation around.
Santana may not have the tenure that other Twins hurlers have, but they didn’t have eras of dominance that Santana did.