Post of the Week - February 12 - 18

Recognizing the very best post of the week from our message board community of thousands of Cardinals fans the world over.

The selection of this week's "Post of the Week" from our fine message board was again challenging because of both the quantity and quality of reader contributions. Some of the best recent posts included the following:

- tenniseleven initiated a new thread, asking "What about this supplement?". Last week's winner, bokonon2, shared some detailed findings on human growth hormone.

- Past winners Frank22 and bokonon2 each spiced up the discussion in the thread "BP on prospects" as they debated the relative merits of Baseball Prospectus' statistical orientation versus Baseball America's scouting-centric prospect analysis. Good reading.

- A relatively-new poster on this board, GeneralZodBOTB, made some great additions to a thread on page two of "World Series Hopefuls", where he provided some excellent fact-based analysis on why the 2006 Cardinals lineup should produce offensively.

- Smartpig reminded us that he is, with some excellent statistical-based analysis of criteria that might be used for selection of a #2 hitter in the the thread entitled "Hitting in the 2-spot",

AfWilli255 began the above thread, with an excellent textbook study of how one might select their #2 hitter, using examples of current Cardinals players who look to be the primary candidates for the job. Because of that post and the intelligent discussion that ensued, I am please to announce that AfWilli255 is our winner this week.

Proving again that newbies are on the same footing as long-time members, AfWilli255 prevailed in just his fifth post here. He joined the Message Board in December. His comment in starting the thread was most comforting, in that he had first initiated this discussion on another forum, but was unable to have a civil discussion there.

Thank you for joining our community, AfWilli255, and please keep making these fine observations. And, congratulations to all of last week's honorable mention posters.

In recognition, AfWilli255 wins a free four-week subscription to and all the other great sites in the network.

Next week, it can be you! So, keep posting!

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