Post of the Week – Mar. 18 through Mar. 24

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

As we do each and every week here at, we single out the best of the best - the "Post of the Week" from our Cardinals message board, this time for the week ending Saturday, March 24.

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Last week's winner, "CariocaCardinal", continued a hot streak, starting a new thread called "Minor league thoughts, musings, comments, and questions". With over 1100 views so far and 50-plus responses and counting, this minor league-focused thread is of interest to many. One especially good addition was made by "fewgoodcards" on the first page.

"highrent" offered some relevant Daric Barton observations at the bottom of page three of a thread entitled "Barton becoming key part of big trade".

"Making the Cut: A Look at the Bullpen" was a hot subject this past week. "fpslackers" was the leadoff hitter, ably assisted by "mike87114" and "easton714", among others who joined in to discuss the status of the Cardinals spring training bullpen derby.

"fpslackers" gets another honorable mention for starting a thread about "Taking a Look AAA and AA Outfield", where a fine analysis was offered on the possibilities in the outfield in upper levels of the Cardinals' minor leagues.

"easton714" also offered some personal experience and a heck of a lot of insight on the significant differences between results achieved between aluminum and wood bats in the thread entitled "I saw a few minor league spring training games today". "highrent" also made some nice contributions to that discussion.

In a close contest, for placing on two threads, our winner this week is "easton714", who collects a free four-week subscription to and all the other great sites in the network.

Next week, it can be you! So, keep posting! (Special thanks to Leonda Markee for identifying this week's top posts.)

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