The Detroit Tigers fire sale of 2017 left the team with a roster that was hardly recognizable to even the long-time fans in Motown. Is it possible that fire sale hasn't come to an end?Just two months ago after seeing star players like JD Martinez, Justin Upton, Justin Wilson, Alex Avila and Justin Verlander be dealt away before the trade deadline, rumors were circulating that upcoming star pitcher Michael Fulmer was also on the trading block.

Fulmer to Cubs rumor back on?

Several outlets, including, reported last August that Fulmer could be dealt to the Chicago Cubs for Kyle Schwarber.

Now that the season has ended and that deal never materialized, new rumors have been circulating between the Tigers and Cubs that may have some legs.

It once again involves the Detroit Tigers sending Fulmer to the Cubs, but in return, Detroit would receive second baseman Ian Happ and a minor league pitcher or two. This could be a win-win type of trade for both teams if it materializes. The Cubs are most likely going to lose a huge part of their pitching rotation this winter in Jake Arrieta, and adding someone like Fulmer could fill that void.

Fulmer is still under contract until the 2019 season with the Tigers, and his salary of just north of $500,000 would make him a steal for the Cubbies. In return, the Tigers would receive their future second baseman in Happ, who signed a 1-year $535,000 contract with the Chicago Cubs for the upcoming season.

Both players have bright futures and would fill a void for each team, as their salary is nothing to be concerned about for the foreseeable future.

Yankees interested in JD Martinez?

Are the new york yankees trying to find a way to add JD Martinez to the fold for 2018 and beyond? Right now, the Yankees seem to be set with outfielders heading into the new season, but that could change very soon.

Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Aaron Hicks, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Aaron Judge are currently controlling the outfield grass for the Bombers and you have to believe Judge and Hicks aren't going anywhere, however, Gardner and Ellsbury could be.

New York would love to re-sign third baseman Todd Frazier, that is well known. They may have to unload Gardner to do so.

If they found deals to trade Gardner and Ellsbury, which wouldn't be that hard, they could clear a lot of cap room and make a run at JD Martinez. As reported by Fansided, Martinez added to that lineup would make the Yankees one of the toughest teams in the league. JD could play left field, or DH while Judge holds down the fort in right. Sure, it may sound far-fetched, but don't be so sure.

The Steinbrenner brothers want another World Series title, and in New York, they always think big!