Over at the SweetSpot Blog on ESPN.com, Steve Berthiaume asked this question a couple days ago. He concluded that the Rockies boast the best duo in the game in shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and left fielder Carlos Gonzalez.
There's a poll within the article, and apparently the readers came to the same conclusion: 74% of the votes were in favor of Tulo and CarGo. Of the other options, Milwaukee's Fielder-Braun, St. Louis' Pujols-Holliday, Texas' Hamilton-Cruz and Cincinnati's Votto-Bruce, only Pujols and Holliday could muster more than five percent of the votes.
Because I think that we have some pretty smart people reading this site, I'm curious to see what all of you think on the topic. Do you agree with Berthiaume and the SweetSpot readers? Or do you think that they're overrating Gonzalez somewhat (hard to disagree with the whole "Tulo rules" thing)?
I'll outline the options below the jump, and leave it to you guys to decide. I think they left out some pretty good alternatives, too, so I'll give you guys my top ten below. They're in the order of combined WAR over the past three years.
1) Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday - St. Louis - 2008-2010 combined WAR: 43.5
2) Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau - Minnesota - 2008-2010 combined WAR: 31.4
3) Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth - Washington - 2008-2010 combined WAR: 31.4
4) Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia - Boston - 2008-2010 combined WAR: 30.5
5) Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder - Milwaukee - 2008-2010 combined WAR: 27.3
6) Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez - New York (AL) - 2008-2010 combined WAR: 25.3
7)Joey Votto and Jay Bruce - Cincinnati - 2008-2010 combined WAR: 23.8
8) Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz - Texas - 2008-2010 combined WAR: 23.3
9) Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez - Colorado - 2008-2010 combined WAR: 22.1
10) Jason Heyward and Brian McCann - Atlanta - 2008-2010 combined WAR: 20.3