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Beginning Of The End?

Laurel Scheffel -

The Dodgers are giving up their affiliation in the Florida State League and moving their high Class A team to the California League. The Devil Rays happily take over the Vero Beach affiliation, and local leaders in Vero Beach are preparing for the eventual departure of Dodgers spring training.

Minors | #2006#Affiliation Shuffle

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Which recent first-round pitcher will help the Cardinals the most? Which division could put together the best all-rookie team? Is Diamondbacks second baseman Emilio Bonifacio a legitimate prospect?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

More Teams Hooking Up

Will Lingo -Premium Content

The Padres win the battle for San Antonio, while the shuffle in the New York-Penn League ends, and the Dodgers will be the major league affiliate for the new Great Lakes franchise in the Midwest League.

Minors | #2006#Column

Northwest League Top 20 Prospects List

Aaron Fitt -

College players making their pro debuts traditionally dominate the short-season Northwest League, and that doesn't figure to change. Even in 2006, when the league featured two impressive high school pitchers (Tony Butler and Kasey Kiker) making their pro debuts and a third who was a first-rounder in 2005 (Mark Pawelek), 14 of the 20 best prospects were college products.

Minors | #2006#League Top 20 Prospects#Rankings