Cards Message Board Post of the Week: 10/26

Recognizing the very best post of the past week from our message board community of thousands of St. Louis Cardinals fans the world over. "ibetyoulose" is our 158th 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.

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, October 25.

Each year, one of the most active areas of the board, especially during the off-season, is where the community members discuss "TRADES/RUMORS/TRADE IDEAS". Any idea is welcome there, whether it is a rumor you'd like to others to comment on or an original idea of your very own. All three of the most notable message board posts this past week came from this thread.

On page 21, "ibetyoulose" offered a nice analysis of the off-season for the Cardinals in terms of decisions to be made with the current personnel as well as potential deals with other clubs.

At the bottom of the next page, 22, "philskill" offered a detailed write-up on the pros and cons of trading each of a number of outfielders that make up the Cardinals' current surplus.

"thejager" continued the discussion on page 23 with a list of a handful of actions the Cardinals could make in preparation for next season in terms of re-signings, trades and free agent pick-ups.

In recognition of the post listed first among these three, "ibetyoulose" 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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