You can't blame the front office for not "going-all-in" on one particular guy - in this case, Gamble. We've been burnt before when we took this approach. What's to prevent it from happening again? In fact, I'm happy we're talking to more than one guy.
As much as people dispute it, being any part of a NY franchise is a big step in the right direction. Especially if you're able right a sinking ship. Granted, the franchise is currently a mess, but just think how you'll be looked at if you're the guy to straighten everything out. Besides you being a legend in the NY sporting community (which is arguably the largest in the country) you'll be coveted throughout the league. God forbid things go south, you're surely get another shot.
In reality, all of the beat writers and experts can only speculate on what the team's doing... At this point, the only person I'll listen to is Woody because in the end, he's signing the check. When he has an announcement, I'll either cheer or spit at my TV.