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Yankees Organization Report

George King -Premium Content

Power pitchers are the most seductive commodity in baseball. No organization can have enough arms, making radar-gun watching a necessity more than a curiosity. That's why the Yankees and other organizations are gushing about Joba Chamberlain, a sandwich pick taken 44th overall in June's draft. The righthander out of Nebraska, who signed a 2007 contract, has been impressive in Hawaii Winter Baseball.

Majors | #2006#New York Yankees#Organization Reports

Marlins Organization Report

Mike Berardino -Premium Content

Marlins rookie righthander Yusmeiro Petit might still have a bright future, but his struggles this year reached epic proportions. After getting shelled in his final regular season appearance, Petit's ERA rose to 9.57 through 26 big league innings while pitching mostly in long relief. That's the highest in the majors for any of the 460 pitchers to work at least 21 innings this year.

Majors | #2006#Florida Marlins#Organization Reports

Tigers Organization Reports

Danny Knobler -Premium Content

Yadier Molina kept the Mets out of the World Series. He also kept Andrew Miller out of the World Series. Because he is a lefthander, Miller, the club's first-round pick in June out of North Carolina and the sixth player taken overall, would have been added to the Tigers' World Series roster had the Mets won the pennant. The Mets featured a heavily lefthanded lineup, while the Cardinals, in contrast, had many more righthanded batters.

Majors | #2006#Detroit Tigers#Organization Reports

Orioles Organization Report

Roch Kubatko -Premium Content

While eating dinner recently with the scout who signed him, Bill Rowell expressed concern that the Orioles no longer would envision him as a No. 3 or 4 hitter if he didn't start producing more home runs. The advice he received from longtime Orioles area scout Dean Albany was simple and to the point: "Just keep doing what you're doing. You don't have to change a thing."

Majors | #2006#Baltimore Orioles#Organization Reports

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Which free agents will require compensation this offseason? Can teams still sign draft-and-follows from the 2006 draft now that the rules have changed? What's the range of bonuses for DFEs?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA