Cards Post of the Week – Nov. 18 through 24

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.

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.

This article covers the week ending Saturday, November 24.

One of the big Cardinals stories of the week was the changes with the team's 40-man roster as six players were added while two were removed. "Cavazos & Falkenborg Released" is the thread which included much of the discussion. Near the bottom of page one, "DizzyDean17" and "Oquendo11" each offered analyses of recent "mistakes" made by former general manager Walt Jocketty.

During a period when some posters seem to have lost the Holiday spirit, a thread was begun simply to remind posters how to ignore others. It rambled on and on with mostly non-baseball drivel, yet near the bottom of page five of the "Ignore Users" thread, "forsch31" broke through with yet another factual reminder that the Cardinals payroll has continued to grow in recent years.

With shortstop David Eckstein looking for big money on the free agent market, options are being considered by both the Cardinals as well as their fans. One such name is the White Sox' Juan Uribe. Near the bottom of page one of the thread, "Uribe for SS?", "KylMss" offered up two other good alternatives who might be available via trade, Felipe Lopez and Bobby Crosby, and why either could be a good choice.

On page one of the thread, "Hunter Angels....5 years, $90 million!", "SkinnyPimp" made several stand-out posts including an analysis of the defensive range of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's new outfielder, Torii Hunter, compared to his peers.

For the posts noted above, "SkinnyPimp" is our latest winner of the "Post of the Week" award. In recognition, "SkinnyPimp" 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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