I didn't say they were crap. They just aren't good.
And yet, by playing the soft NL, they were leading a division with the Dodgers for most of the season. As soon as they stopped playing patsies like they did the first four months, they got exposed.
That's sorta my point - outside of a handful of teams in the NL (none of whom are even elite, just not garbage) - most of the league is just not very good. Their records can't reflect that because all these soft, not-very-good teams end up playing most of their games against each other.
The Twins were not better than the Dbacks in 2018.
And no team plays "patsies" for 4 months.
The AL/NL debate is open for discussion, at the least.
But Arizona had a better team than we did. Better top end players, without question.