Well, you can thank your new pitching coach (i.e. our old minor league pitching coordinator) for the Kitties' success this season.
That said, their organization still has a problem with promoting their prospects to the big leagues too soon. You paid finally for it last year with Verlander, and I suspect the same will happen to Porcello in the next year or two. The jury's still out on Galarraga...though since the Twins have owned him since he put on a Tigers uniform, I'll be happy to see him around.
The Pohlads claim payroll will be increased now that they'll also have merchandising rights again at the new stadium next year...though I think the idea is more about being able to keep the players we already have than adding reinforcements. : ?