Originally Posted by reds1869
It may be Reds Zone blasphemy, but I would give the nod to Pujols. Crosby is great but Ovechkin has been better. Jimmy Johnson is on a spectacular run in NASCAR but has not dominated as as long as Pujols. Tiger has dropped off and the tennis greats aren't untouchable. There are so many athletes that can be named as the most dominant in their sport, but what Albert has done over the past decade is mind boggling. We are watching perhaps the greatest first baseman in the game's history, and certainly one of the top players of all time.
Disagree...at least the way the question is phrased. "Today", Joey Votto played just as well (some would argue a little better, some would argue a little worse) as Albert...hence to me Albert is not single-handedly dominant.
If we are going back a decade, you have a case, but to me, today, Albert is a great player but frankly looking a little gimpy with Votto playing just as well.