Post of the Week – July 23 through July 29

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 always, this article calls out the best of the best - the "Post of the Week" from our Scout.com Cardinals message board for the week ending Saturday, July 29.

Near the bottom of page two of a thread called "Cardinals should be sellers not buyers", reader coopdeville25us goes back to the very origins of the franchise to remind us why this shouldn't be considered the Golden Age of Cardinals baseball.

The mother of all current threads is the one focused on trade rumors called "Wow what a rumor (new trade rumor thread)", with about 440 posts and over 22,000 views in just a couple weeks.

On page 11 of that now-22 page item, don't miss KylMss' explanation of why the Cardinals can't trade their future just to win now, highlighting the importance of building a strong farm system.

The top post this week was actually recommended by several other readers, who contacted me wanting to ensure I didn't miss it. As it turned out, this post helped add juice to a thread that has grown and grown to the point it is now "stickeyed" as the Board's official trade thread. Almost 6000 views in one week is an indication of the interest level in it.

Via the post on page one of the "Trades are in full swing" thread where 1964Cards analyzes the history of Walt Jocketty's trade acquisitions. It is one of the few examples I can cite where something good comes from a reaction to a poster who seemed to be looking for nothing but trouble. In this case, he got it and a lot more from 1964Cards and we all received some very good information about Walt Jocketty' success in stocking the Cardinals over the years, too.

I am pleased to announce that 1964Cards is our weekly winner for July 16 through July 22.

Thank you for your contributions to our community, 1964Cards, and keep making these informative posts. And as always, congratulations to the other honorable mention posters from last week.

In recognition, 1964Cards 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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