Cards Post of the Week – Oct. 28 thru Nov. 3

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 stlcardinals.scout.com, we call out the best of the best - the "Post of the Week" from our Scout.com Cardinals message board, this time for the week ending Saturday, November 3.

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.

Analysis of the Cardinals' payroll is a common "hot stove" topic for many. "thejager" began a discussion with a "Payroll question". About halfway down page one, "thejager" offered up a scenario for the Cardinals to potentially improve yet still remain within a reasonable distance of the budget total that some assume the club will manage to.

A name that generates emotion seemingly wherever it is spoken within baseball is that of number 38, now a free agent from the Boston Red Sox, "Curt Schilling anyone?". On page three of the thread, "C2kSeven" has a pair of posts looking at free-agent and trade pitching alternatives and if the latter, who the Cardinals might make available to offer in return.

This week's winner can be found in the thread called "Next year and by next I mean 2009 season... ". "Superhog1975" began another payroll-related thread by listing every roster spot with the known players to fill them and estimates their salaries. It began an exchange where these points were discussed and debated among the forum members.

For the post noted above, "Superhog1975" is our latest winner of the "Post of the Week" award. In recognition, "Superhog" collects a free four-week subscription to stlcardinals.scout.com and all the other great sites in the Scout.com network.

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



Brian Walton can be reached via email at brwalton@earthlink.net.

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