First of all, I blame Brian Cashman. It's clear that whatever coherent strategy he may or may not have had has been a total disaster. New York, instead of being at the vanguard of modern thinking is the armpit of it (or worse). Look at the Wilpons family, the genius owners of the Mets, who lost $500 million to the schmuck Madoff. Anybody who would entrust that kind of money to a guy who looks like a nebbishy character in an animated children's movie is an idiot.
Then you got James Dolan, whose business model for the Knicks does not include winning games. He figures, what's the difference, the fans will come anyway.
As for the Steinbrenner brothers, Tweedledee and Tweedledumber, Jonathan Papelbon had it right - these dorks couldn't even throw the baseball and hit the side of a barn. They know less than nothing, because any moron who thinks he's a genius is living in negative territory.
These New York sports teams are the mirror image of Wall Street, where greed and sloth are king, and all the geniuses are too lazy to get out of their soft leather chairs to check out what's going on. Look where it's gotten us to!
The Steinbrenner family should immediately fire Cashman, and then they should fire themselves and bring in somebody who knows the game. I recommend somebody from the Marlins or Diamondbacks organizations, who pay the whole team less than Johann Santana makes, but still figure out how to field contending teams. It's not a question of money. It's a question of shoe leather, getting out to the far reaches of baseball civilization and finding talented players who are desperate to win.