Cards Post of the Week – Oct. 7 through 13

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, October 13.

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.

Something many posters seem to forget is that there are more active forums than just the main one. For example, the place to take non-baseball conversation is "Gagliano's Bar and Grill". One the thread called "4 seam grip", "easton714" shared information on batting stances that can be used when coaching youth.

Speaking of Gagliano, the long-term community leader offered at least one noteworthy post last week himself. The ongoing process to pick the "2008 Community Top Prospects" is currently at pick #19. On page 48, linked to above, "Gags" looked at Blake Hawksworth's strikeout rate and made a comparison between Tyler Greene and Cody Haerther. Make sure you join in the voting. The master list of selections made to date is on page one of the thread.

On page three of the thread called "DeWitt Gives TLR an Ultimatum", "SoonerinNC" offered information and perspective on the recent history of the Cardinals drafts and related management dynamics.

Reliever Russ Springer re-signed with the Cardinals for 2008, but he didn't come cheaply. On page two of the thread "Russ Springer has Signed", "C2Seven" put the signing in sabermetric and roster perspective.

This week's winner was a thread started by "SydneyDave" in which the developmental approach of the Cleveland Indians is held up as an example of what the Cardinals may be attempting. During the discussion about "The DeWitt Roadmap--It's Right here", Dave and "AfWilli255" had a very interesting and informative give and take.

For starting this excellent discussion, "SydneyDave" is our latest winner of the "Post of the Week" award. In recognition, he 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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