Post of the Week – Dec. 10 through Dec. 16

Recognizing the very best post of the week from our message board community of thousands of Cardinals fans the world over. The winner of this recognition receives a free four-week subscription to and all the other fine sites in the network.

As we do each and every week here at, we single out the best of the best - the "Post of the Week" from our Cardinals message board, this time for the week ending Saturday, December 16.

It was a very busy week on the Board, as I had noted no fewer than eight outstanding posts, making this one of the most competitive periods in recent memory. It was difficult to select a single winner from among such a great group.

Our winners from the last two weeks, "haltz" and "Bokonon2", each contributed to the "Very Interesting Stat" thread. One page one, haltz made a year-by-year, position-by-position comparison of the 2006 and 2007 Cardinals and Bok followed with an analysis of how to look at year-to-year increases in innings-pitched. The latter is an especially topical question for the Cardinals now.

Our winner from three weeks ago continues with strong contributions, too. "fpslackers" started a great discussion over which members of the Cardinals organization are facing very important seasons for their future in 2007 in the thread "Make-or-Break and Breakout Prospects for 2007".

Two more fine posts appeared on the thread, "what would it take to get penny?". On page four, "DizzyDean17" made an interesting comparison between Dodger prospect Andy LaRoche and Chris Duncan. Down the page, "RCWarrior" showed park factors for the Florida State League, helping to explain differences in stats.

In our thread related to "Cardinals Prospect #28 – Mike Sillman", "JCInfo" looked up and shared the ages of all the players on the organization's top prospect list and added some pertinent observations.

"UncleBuck44" shared a post that provided a detailed analysis of most every member of the Cardinals pitching staff on page one of the thread "The Rotation Revisited".

And finally, our winner this week, "KylMss", offered an analysis of the remaining free agents in the marketplace, along with logic as to which ones the Cardinals should consider in the thread "The Best of the Rest".

In recognition of a fine post, "KylMss" collects a free four-week subscription to and all the other great sites in the network. And congratulations to the seven honorable mention posters this past week, too.

Next week, it can be you! So, keep posting!

Brian Walton can be reached via email at

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