Cards Message Board Post of the Week: 6/28/08

Recognizing the very best post of the past week from our message board community of thousands of St. Louis Cardinals fans the world over. "bicyclemike" is our 141st weekly winner!

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.

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This article covers the week ending Saturday, June 28.

Though not about the Cardinals directly, there has been a most intelligent discussion going on all week as readers look back at the Oakland A's draft philosophy as explained in the Michael Lewis best-seller, "Moneyball". One page one of the thread, "retro: moneyball book draft", "haltz" explained why he believes the A's were successful.

An ongoing thread, stuck at the top of our board, is a place where people who want to banter about trade ideas, real or imagined can let it all hang out. There were at least three notable posts on our "TRADES/RUMORS/TRADE IDEAS" thread. On page 49, "thejager" suggests a list of players the Cardinals might want to target at the trade deadline, while "jbg1443" injects some reality into the "what if?" scenarios. On the next page, 50, "philskill" puts forward a case as to why the Cardinals might want to consider trading outfielder Rick Ankiel.

In 2008 interleague play, there were a number of match-ups of former World Series combatants. Such was the case for the Cardinals and Tigers last week when St. Louis visited Detroit. "bicyclemike" took a look back at the three times the clubs have met in the Fall Classic, in 1934, 1968 and 2006, in the thread entitled, "Cardinals vs Tigers".

In recognition of that post, "bicyclemike" is our winner of the "Post of the Week". He 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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