Here's a great, great article on the Yankees' fall from the top. It's written by Buster Olney, one of the best sportswriters around and author of the fantastic The Last Night Of The Yankee Dynasty. That book is mandatory reading so click the link and buy it, you two people besides me who will ever read this blog.
I agree with Olney's view that the Yankees' failure to develop players combined with their signing of expensive free agents has led to the mess we're in. That mess being no October baseball. What an awful feeling. Is this what it's like to Pittsburgh Pirates fan?