If no one can see the youth movement happening in baseball, you're blind. My team (the cardinals) are super traditional and don't like to promote young guys (starting to get better) and that's why they're mediocre. LaRussa and Matheny would rather trot out washed up has beens than play a 20 year old with upside because they're not "proven". I get contracts that play (Fowler playing over O'neill/Bader), but youth is the way to go. Clubs play the financials game way too much and it's ridiculous that guys have to wait 6 years of service time before hitting FA. Granted, it helps teams with low payroll compete for a while, but it sucks for the players. There's no reason that Acuna shouldn't have started the year in the bigs and there's no reason that Vlad Jr. shouldn't be in the show now.
MLB is slow to adjust, but theres guys that make it to the MLB roster within a year of getting drafted (which almost never happened before recently). They make the game more exciting and it's why clubs don't want to dish out money to guys 29 years old and up.