Post of the Week – May 28 through June 3

Recognizing the very best post of the week from our message board community of thousands of Cardinals fans the world over. The winner of this recognition receives a free four-week subscription to stlcardinals.scout.com and all the other fine sites in the Scout.com network.

As usual, the members of the Cardinal Nation have been very busy talking about their favorite team on our Scout.com Cardinals message board this past week. This article again calls out the best of the best - our "Post of the Week".

When he started a thread called "Early Take on Walt's offseason", fatboy22 likely had no idea what his post would generate. Almost 50 replies later, a number of excellent posts had surfaced. They include ones originated by 1964Cards, who looked back on what went right and wrong since last fall, and Bokonon2, who categorized the various types of trades that might be considered in the upcoming months. Proving once again that moderators are active, too, on page two, BrotherBri offered grades of the work done and a look forward.

Speaking of our fine mods, UConnCard added her commentary about what we know and don't know about the motivations of Cardinal team ownership in the thread entitled "the thing about Cardinals Ownership".

As in the above example, sometimes insightful posts appear in unlikely places. Such was the case with SydneyDave and the thread called "La Russa gets out managed again". By nature, many threads' origins are rooted in dissatisfaction with something. In this case, on page three of a four page thread, SydneyDave's view of what is required of a manager really stood out. And, of course, it elicited others to comment, too.

With the amateur draft coming this Tuesday and Wednesday, the main thread about the "Upcoming Draft" has remained one of the most popular threads in a long time, with over 4300 views and 130 responses. Frank22 receives an honorable mention for his post on page six where the 2005 Cardinals draft is recapped.

And, the top post this week comes from that same thread, as UofIx3 offered new information about two recently-added draft-and-sign prospects, Blake King and Armando Carrasco, also on page six. As a result, I am pleased to announce that UofIx3 is our weekly winner for May 28 through June 3.

Thank you for your contributions to our community, UofIx3, and keep making these fine posts. And as always, congratulations to all of last week's honorable mentions.

In recognition, UofIx3 wins a free four-week subscription to stlcardinals.scout.com and all the other great sites in the Scout.com network.

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

Brian Walton can be reached via email at brwalton@earthlink.net.

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