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The debate over No. 1 on this week's Cross-Sport Power Rankings went a little something like this: Joey Votto or Albert Pujols? Albert Pujols or Joey Votto?
And with good reason. Both sluggers are not only top National League MVP candidates, but legitimate contenders for the NL Triple Crown. And while Pujols already leads two of the three categories, Votto is just a few marks back from usurping Pujols and leading all three.
So whom, in the end, did our panel decide on? The red-hot Votto. There's no doubt that his increased production this past week (three homers, a game winner in extra innings and, let's not forget, a Sports Illustrated cover) might have had something to do with it.
Did the panel make the right decisions this week? See anyone who was placed way too high, unjustly low or whom we flat-out missed? Now is your chance to let us know below!
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Our all-star ESPN panel: John Buccigross, Josh Elliott, Robert Flores, DJ Gallo, Jemele Hill, Dana Jacobson, Brian Kenny, Jeff MacGregor, Bram Weinstein and Trey Wingo.
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