The full title is "Game's shifting strategies leaves Beane, sage of Moneyball, behind," but though it starts out in Oakland it's really about the overall market and how young players have gone from undervalued to possibly overvalued. A good read, although many of the themes have been touched on here. Excerpt:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...l?eref=writersLike most emerging trends, the valuation of young players is based on solid theory but has come to be overemphasized -- except in San Francisco, where old-school Yoda Brian Sabean shipped off a former first-round pick, Zack Wheeler, to try to win a second straight World Series by renting Carlos Beltran.
The emphasis on young players is such that Cleveland, suddenly blessed with one of these rare "windows," was criticized for trading two top pitching prospects to get 27-year-old star pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, and the Yankees pronounced their pride in having traded nobody.