The New York Yankees rumors continue to pick up speed as spring training nears. The Yankees were adamant about picking up a new pitcher this offseason to help bolster their starting rotation. Now that Yu Darvish has agreed to a deal to play with the Chicago Cubs, New York may be looking down different avenues, even ones they have flirted with before.

Fulmer deal still possible?

The Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees have reportedly had several conversations about striking a deal that would send Detroit's Michael Fulmer to the Bronx for, well, we aren’t sure who in return.

It has been rumored that the Yankees were all in on this deal until the final asking price came down for Detroit.

The Tigers reportedly wanted 20-year-old infielder Gleyber Torres and 23-year-old Chance Adams in return for Fulmer. Detroit’s Shane Greene was also reported to head to New York as part of the deal as well. The Yankees reportedly nixed the deal, saying the Tigers were asking for too much.

Could that deal return to the table now that New York’s No. 1 target Yu Darvish has signed with the Cubbies? It is very possible. The Yankees like Fulmer, and for a good reason. He is a rising star who only makes $500k per season. This deal would make sense for both teams.

Following the Tigers fire sale in 2017, they are looking to get younger as they have made it clear they are in rebuilding mode.

The Yankees, on the other hand, are ready to win now and would be getting two quality pitchers in return.

Lynn deal more realistic?

Outside of Michael Fulmer, two other pitchers are also on the Yankees radar. According to CBS,'s Jon Paul Morosi indicated that Lance Lynn and Jake Odorizzi are both piquing the Bombers interest.

Lynn, who is a free agent, would be the easiest transaction for the Yankees, in the fact they wouldn't need to deal anyone away to get him. Money wise is a different story.

As Morosi indicated, New York has monitored Lynn's marketplace this offseason, but it's unclear if they can fit him into the roughly $15 million they have budgeted for spending between now and Opening Day.

The Yankees' payroll is not yet close to the $197 million luxury-tax thresholds, but general manager Brian Cashman wants to allow flexibility for Trade Deadline moves.

Odorizzi is still under contract with the Tampa Bay Rays but is reportedly being shopped around. The positive is not only would Odorizzi make a great No. 3 or No. 4, and he makes just over $4 million per season - unlike Lance Lynn’s $7 million. Remember, Lynn is looking for that number to rise with his next contract.

It will be interesting to see what the Yankees do over the next week or two.