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Minnesota North Stars All Time Team 


Hardball Dynasty'sJose Almonte
Jose Almonte
Years Active: -2 to 11
Years with North Stars: 0-11
Claim to fame: 1,496 consecutive games played (Capra record)
Awards: All-Star (1, 4), Silver Slugger (4)

Almonte was an on-base machine, with 7 seasons of .400 OBP or better. That was also his career mark and he had 7 100-walk seasons. He also scored 92 or more runs each of the first 5 seasons of Capra, and hit 38 doubles in season 4. A forearm nerve injury ended his record games-played streak, particularly impressive considering he was a catcher.

Hardball Dynasty'sWesley Wilson
Wesley Wilson
Years active: 27-41
Years with North Stars: 36-41
Claim to fame: 98 RBI on a dismal 96-loss team in 37

Wilson had a long career and finished it with 3 straight seasons hitting over .300 with the club. His .322/.381/.547 slash line at age 34 was impressive.

Hardball Dynasty'sJeffrey Brow
Jeffrey Brow
Years active: 3-13
Years with North Stars: 3-…

How Much Does an IFA Cost?

I was having a discussion with a fellow Capra owner and - after years of riding the IFA train as if it were heroin - I've gotten to the point where I think that I'm going to give up.

What I wanted to do was to determine how much it costs to acquire an IFA.  Now, the cost for particular teams varies based on any number of factors including luck, but I figured that I had average luck and had pursued a fairly optimal strategy.

My strategy was this:

If I was going to be in on IFAs, then I would maximize the amount of dollars available so that I wouldn't be outbid by other teams for players that I could see.  If you look back, I'd imagine that I've got the most or second most budget dollars available in well more than half of the seasons where I made a big push.Avoid getting stuck with nothing.  Before the All-Star break I would pick and choose and try to get the best IFA possible.  After the All-Star break I would select the first ML quality IFA that I saw.Because in mo…

S43 Playoff Odds 49 Games Remaining

Included in the link below is a spreadsheet for formulating these playoff odds, I will make a more user-friendly version at some point in the future.