The calm before the storm has been hovering for several weeks on the MLB trade rumor front as key MLB free agents like Yu Darvish and JD Martinez still wait to accept an offer. However, that doesn’t mean teams like the New York Yankees are going to wait to improve their teams' chances of winning the 2018 World Series by making some under the radar moves right now.

Brewers ready to deal Travis Shaw?

Firstly, could the Yankees be ready to strike a deal with the Brewers for third baseman Travis Shaw? MLB analyst Jim Bowden recently tweeted that if the Brewers are “in” on RHP Jake Arrieta and Michael Moustakas, Shaw could be dealt to the Yankees, Atlanta Braves or possibly even the New York Mets.

The 27-year old Shaw put up great numbers last year for the Brew-Crew. In his first season as an everyday starter, Shaw hit 31 homers and drove in 101 RBI in 538 at-bats. He also finished with a .273 batting average.

It also brings up the question, what about Todd Frazier? Frazier was productive during his time in New York last season following his trade from the White Sox, and he instantly became a fan favorite as well.

Chris Archer in Pinstripes?

Yankees fans know that the upper brass is looking to add one more starting pitcher before the 2018 season. With New York losing out the Gerrit Cole sweepstakes, could they be turning to a team down south to answer their problem? New York has been linked to several other starting pitchers this offseason, and realistically a deal could still happen.

Detroit's Michael Fulmer along with Arizona's Patrick Corbin have both come up on the rumor mill time and time again, but how about Tampa Bay's Chris Archer? Here is why Archer to the Yankees could happen.

After dealing away long time cornerstone Evan Longoria, it seems that the Rays may be headed towards another total rebuild.

New York has many talented young prospects, including Clint Frazier and Chance Adams that could make this deal a reality. Sure, the Bombers don’t want to deal away all of their upcoming highly ranked prospects; however, New York is built to win now, not three years from now.

With Yu Darvish still on the market, the Yankees still have him in mind, but Darvish has said he is interested in the Dodgers, Cubs, and Rangers as well. Sending future stars away is always a gamble, but Archer and Fulmer have already shown success in the big leagues - and either one of them would strengthen the Yankees starting rotation immensely.