Cards Post of the Week – July 15 through 21

Recognizing the very best post of the past 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 call out the best of the best - the "Post of the Week" from our Cardinals message board, this time for the week ending Saturday, July 21.

Here is the link to the Message Boards, of which there are several – for fantasy players, insider information for subscribers, general topics, non-Cardinals sports and more.

"SoonerinNC" shared a detailed scouting report from his recent trip to see the "Johnson City" club in several Appalachian League road contests.

One of the hallmarks of this message board is civil, knowledgeable discussion on any Cardinals-related topic offered. This was challenged during a most provocative thread started to debate the merits of trading Albert Pujols to help the Cardinals rebuild. Even if you disagree, you will find both sides interesting. The question posed by "duckymedwick7" was "would we do the unthinkable?".

Even before the news of ace Chris Carpenter's season-ending surgery was confirmed, some Cardinals fans had started "Looking to 2008". At least three and perhaps more standout posts can be found on that particular thread. "UConnCard" shared an analysis of Rick Ankiel's monthly splits to help shed light on his readiness for a promotion. In addition, "Oquendo11" used the outlook for Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds around which to base his preferred scenario. On that same page one, "joshuadivine" offered a detailed 2008 Cardinals outlook by position.

"Oquendo11" also opened a new thread called "An Unfair Comparison", which shows the productivity and costs of Houston's pricey left fielder Carlos Lee in comparison to the Cardinals' bargain Chris Duncan.

Due to two top posts called out here, "Oquendo11" is our weekly winner of the "Post of the Week". As such, "Oquendo11" 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!

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