Cards Post of the Week – Feb. 17 thru Feb. 23

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, February 23.

A busy thread this past period has been focused on a report that the Cardinals might be looking to add a veteran starting pitcher, "Cards Looking at Weaver and Colon". In the second post on page one, "philskill" explains why he would pass and re-assess at mid-season.

An ongoing theme all winter across a segment of The Cardinals Nation has been the perceived spendthrift attitude of team ownership. On page three of the thread "Bill DeWitt and Fan Criticism", "cards13" does a comparison of Cardinals ownership with other MLB owners, with the conclusion that the grass is not always greener…

The question posed by "CariocaCardinal" is: Are the "Cards competitive with a $$68M payroll?" The initial post was not focused on the current season, though one could argue that with many players injured, the 2008 total may not be all that far off. Instead, this thread is about the Cardinals of 2010. At the top of page two, "haltz" offered a solid post looking at 2008.

Last week's winner, "SydneyDave", is back again. This time, he enhanced a continuing discussion about the value of a player the Cardinals passed up in the 2007 draft, Rick Porcello. On page two of the thread "How much is Porcello worth? - a quantitative analysis", "SydneyDave" shared his research on high school pitchers drafted since 1994 and how they fared in the major leagues.

In recognition of his solid post, "SydneyDave" is our repeat winner of "Post of the Week". He collects a free four-week subscription extension to and all the other great sites in the network.

Next week, it can be you! So, keep posting!

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