Cards Message Board Post of the Week: 8/9/08

Recognizing the very best post of the past week from our message board community of thousands of St. Louis Cardinals fans the world over. "ambill10" is our 147th 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, August 9.

A long-running thread on the board has been focused on baseball's problems in the Caribbean with regard to "kickbacks, skimming exploit young Dominican baseball prospects". On page five of the long discussion, "highrent" and "BeauHeart" each added a pair of posts that helped bound the points of view on a situation currently under criminal investigation.

Though he is gone, former Cardinal Anthony Reyes is not forgotten. Back in the majors, Reyes made his first start for the Cleveland Indians, which re-ignited the discussion over his handling in St. Louis. In the thread, "Anthony Reyes to start for Tribe tonight", "eddiefromthebaseline" took a practical look at the Cardinals' treatment of young players with a nod toward the future.

It wasn't the first time the subject has been broached on the board, but "philskill" put together a number of related thoughts about the make up of the 2009 Cardinals roster and generated a lot of good discussion in the thread called "Official 2009 roster would you piece it together?".

One such discussion earlier in the week was called "The Offseason", There were at least three notable posts, including those from "thejager" and "ambill10" on page one and "hoyaheel" on page two. All looked at roster composition and funding details for the 2009 Cardinals.

A very topical subject is the remaining schedule of games to be played. "ambill10" went one step further and considered the "Probable Pitchers" each day. One conclusion is that a fifth starter is not needed soon, therefore providing additional support for the idea of Adam Wainwright heading to the bullpen.

In recognition of those two aforementioned posts initiated, "ambill10" 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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