Post of the Week – February 26 – March 4

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

As usual, there were some excellent contenders for this week's "Post of the Week" from our message board. They included the following:

- A recently-joined member, nmc79, really helped fuel an interesting thread about the Hall of Fame candidacies of third basemen Ron Santo and Ken Boyer by making sabermetric comparisons with their contemporary Brooks Robinson here: "DOES HE BELONG in the HOF". That thread has driven over 20 responses and is still very active as of this writing.

- Two past "Post of the Week" winners, Frank22 and Bokonon2, are continuing their interesting and entertaining dialogue, this time discussing Cardinals draft picks and choices in recent years. The long-running thread is called "1 of 100 (134)".

- Bokonon2 also started a thread called "Things I've learned about following prospects". This thread drew in over 20 responses and almost 800 viewers as Bokonon2 defined some mildly-controversial rules to guide one when considering the prospects of prospects.

But, another relative newcomer is this week's winner, dnh0a9. This reader joined the message board in December and has just 23 posts. But, many have been very meaningful, including several in the winning thread.

The top post expanded and extended a very interesting discussion about Mark Mulder using sabermetric statistics such as total adjusted bases to draw the conclusion that there is more than just ERA to consider when comparing Mulder's last two seasons.

This thread, "Mulder Resigned?" has 79 posts and almost 2600 views. Because of this post and the intelligent discussion that was stimulated, I am pleased to announce dnh0a9 as our weekly winner.

Thank you for your contributions to our community, dnh0a9, and please keep making these fine observations. And, congratulations to all of last week's honorable mention posters.

In recognition, dnh0a9 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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