The New York Yankees act like they're in jail. They're not.
They could sign free-agent right-hander Kyle Lohse and then trade either right-hander Ivan Nova or right-hander David Phelps for the offense they so desperately need.
General manager Brian Cashman, however, wants no part of Lohse.
"I don't think it would make any sense whatsoever," Cashman said. "We have all of our pitching intact. Our problem is not our pitching. Pitching is our strength."
The Yankees have six starters: Lefties CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte and righties Hiroki Kuroda, Phil Hughes, Nova and Phelps. A seventh possibility, righty Michael Pineda, is recovering well from shoulder surgery, Cashman said.
Lohse, though, could be a solution -- not a perfect solution, but one that would help the Yankees escape their current predicament more than the Ben Franciscos and Brennan Boesches of the world ever will.
Of course, signing Lohse would require two leaps of faith -- one, that ...