Cards Post of the Week – May 10 through 17

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 17.

"cards13" asks the question "What if?" regarding the free agents the Cardinals did not pick up over the past off-season. Many of them appear at this point to be overpriced and underperforming.

One of the most popular threads this past week is seven pages and still going. "AAA vs the MLB level (A look at some positions we need help in)" was initiated by "philskill". In the initial post, he laid out in detail what roster changes should be made and points to roster management concerns that put the team in their current situation.

On page five of that same thread, "SydneyDave" favorably compared Chris Duncan's contributions since having become a major leaguer to a number of MLB stars.

A long-time poster with a deep knowledge of the Cardinals is "Gagliano". On page two of the thread entitled "The Brian Barton experiment: time to cut him for Mather?", "Gags" ranked the Cardinals roster by OPS against both left-handers and right-handers, suggesting the most effective lineups as a result.

The Post of the Week was initiated by "ambill10". It offers an optimistic view of the Cardinals' Triple-A club in Memphis based on the relative youth of the individual players compared to the rest of the "Pacific Coast League - The Age Factor". He specifically dug into the status of seven veterans on the team who might be candidates to move on.

In recognition, "ambill10" 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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