Cards Post of the Week – May 4 through May 10

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, May 10.

Last week's winner, "SoonerinNC", made a strong play to repeat by documenting that "Palm Beach (is the) Youngest Team" in the Florida State League at 22.3 years of age on average.

The Cardinals' top prospect for the last two years, Colby Rasmus, always generates a lot of interest and discussion. His cold start to the 2008 season with Triple-A Memphis is increasing it. There in lies the subject of the four-page thread, "Is Colby really in this bad of a slump or is it something else.. ". On page one, "haltz" offered an analysis of Colby's balls in play to help explain.

The biggest story at the major league level this past week was the meltdown of the Cardinals' closer Jason Isringhausen. Reader "ambill10" looked back at Izzy's career save rates in one of several threads on the subject: "Closers-straying from meaning of?".

It never ceases to amaze me how what looks to be a post going nowhere can ignite what evolves into a thread very much worth reading. Such was the case with "Overrated", where on page eleven, "kotheb" compared Albert Pujols and Chipper Jones. The Braves third baseman came in second.

The Post of the Week is from that same thread. Near the bottom of page seven, "BobReed" provided an assessment of which Cardinals players are currently performing over and under their heads so far this season.

In recognition, "BobReed" is our 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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