The New York Yankees rumors are not slowing down, even after signing star slugger Giancarlo Stanton. The Yankees are not resting this offseason as rumors continue to swirl that they're interested in acquiring another starting pitcher before spring training 2018 arrives.

Gerrit Cole, Michael Fulmer top Yankees' Christmas list

After a slow start to the MLB Hot Stove offseason, the trade rumors are starting to pick up the pace, especially in New York. The NY Post indicates that the Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates are discussing a deal that would bring right-hander Gerrit Cole to the Bronx in exchange for outfielder Clint Frazier.

The 23-year-old Frazier was one of the key acquisitions in the Yankees' July 2016 trade that sent relief pitcher Andrew Miller to the Indians. Frazier is touted as one of the best youngsters in the game, as he currently ranks in the top-25 overall prospects according to coming into last season. He has plenty of power and a better than the average glove, so this trade could help both sides.

You have to also wonder if the Pirates make this deal, would that open the door for possibly trading Andrew McCutchen? The Yankees are also rumored to be interested in Detroit’s Michael Fulmer. Fulmer to New York is a rumor that has been out there for nearly two weeks now, and depending on who you listen to, it is either something that has legs or it is just a total fabrication.

Nevertheless, when it comes to the Yankees, no trade is ever impossible.

Several sources have indicated that the Yankees are very interested in the hard-throwing righty, but evidently, the Tigers are asking too much in return. One player in particular Detroit is rumored to want in exchange for Fulmer is infielder Ronald Torreyes.

Santana leaves Tribe for Phillies

In other MLB news, Cleveland slugger Carlos Santana has left the Tribe and is heading to the city of Brotherly Love. The 31-year-old Santana, who has played his entire career with the Cleveland Indians, has reportedly inked a three-year, $60 million deal to play for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Last season, Santana hit 23 home runs, drove in 79, and fell just five hits short of reaching the 1,000 hit plateau for his career. After being a staple in Cleveland for so long, it will be a bit odd seeing him in a Phillies uniform next season.

Santana's deal with the Phillies is the largest of the offseason in terms of total value (money per season) but that may not last too long. Still waiting to find a home are stars J.D. Martinez, Yu Darvish, Lorenzo Cain, and Eric Hosmer.