Cards Post of the Week – Dec. 9 thru 15

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, December 15.

For those who like to dream of Cardinals lineups that include multiple trades not yet made, we have the discussion for you! "How would you construct the 2008 Cardinals?" is a very active thread offering every prospective general manager the chance to build his or her own version of next year's team. Some share the details of their own roster fantasies, while others shoot at the lineup hopes suggested by those brave enough to post their pet ideas.

"BobReed" offered an optimistic view of the performance to-date of the new general manager of the Cardinals, John Mozeliak, in the thread "Mo's Report Card". "BobReed" explains why he gives the GM a "B+" grade along with a preview of the 2009 Cardinals rotation.

Near the bottom of page two of the thread entitled "Rasmus available for Bedard? why not Haren?!?!", "Flyer914" looked at how the top ten prospects in baseball five years ago fared later on. The point to be made is that even "can't miss" prospects do. "Flyer" then goes on to review the possibilities for Colby Rasmus in comparison to Jim Edmonds.

Even before Edmonds was traded this weekend, Rasmus, his heir-apparent in centerfield, had received a lot of off-season attention. Despite multiple attempts to hijack the thread by people seemingly not interested in baseball-related discussion, the post by a new community member "TraceyB" in asserting that "Colby Rasmus is a sure thing" was significant enough that other readers wanted to ensure it didn't get lost. In it, "TraceyB" looked at Rasmus' OPS compared to other minor leaguers with similar stats in recent years.

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