Cards Post of the Week – March 2 through 8

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 St. Louis 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, March 8.

For each spring training contest, a thread where the game happenings are discussed real-time is started each day. On page two of the March 4 thread, "thejager" slipped in an in-depth roster projection that might otherwise have been overlooked.

Another roster-focused thread was started by "forsch31", called "25 and 40 man roster dilemma". In initiating the thread, a number of roster options were considered, leading to considerable discussion.

A fairly innocuous question: "Is Pujols the best hitter in MLB?", led to a long debate. "kotheb" offered a nice analysis of the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez vs. Albert Pujols.

Joe Buck's career plans to focus entirely on non-Cardinals broadcasting saddened some last week. In the thread "Buck no longer to call Cardinals games", "nmc79" offered a nice historical perspective along with some advice for Mr. Buck.

Any article espousing extremist views is bound to get a rise out of some. So went the thread focused on an ESPN Page 2 "Anti-Stats, Anti-Moneyball Article". Near the bottom of page one, "SkinnyPimp" delivers a scathing review of the article, the people behind it and others of a like mind.

Over 1000 views of "Rat's 2007 St. Louis Strat-O-Matic Replay" where "RatsBuddy" reran the 2007 Cardinals season results, attests to interest in it. Though it was started about six weeks ago, it has been continuing, therefore we are awarding our "Post of the Week" for the effort.

In recognition of his efforts, "RatsBuddy" is our winner this 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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