Yankees Rumors: Patrick Corbin’s free agent decision coming soon

The Top Free Agent Starter, Patrick Corbin, Figures to Be Signing Soon

MLB Rumors: Yankees, Phillies Or Nationals Expected To Sign Patrick Corbin Soon

The signing of Corbin - who had drawn interest from the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, among other clubs, and was expected to draw offers of at least $20 million a year - could be a signal that the Nationals are moving on from Harper. If he goes to the Phillies, then, having already landed Jean Segura, it makes you wonder how aggressive they will be on Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. Corbin's slider, in particular, causes lefty hitters a lot of trouble given his release point and devastating break and should allow him to pitch well throughout his contract. If deGrom had not put together such a phenomenal season, Corbin would have likely taken home the NL Cy Young award last season due to his strong overall performance.

The Washington Nationals signed free agent starting pitcher Patrick Corbin to a six-year, $140 million free agent contract Tuesday, pending a physical exam, according to multiple sources.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale also reported that the Phillies have told Corbin they will not be "out-bid" by any other team interested in his services, a bold declaration that signals the Phillies are living up to the aggressive label they've been carrying the past month.

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Happ and Eovaldi both began the 2018 season with one AL East team and finished it with another contender in the division. Instead, they missed out on Corbin over a sixth year - a sixth year beyond the current Collective Bargaining Agreement - after spending the offseason saying they need rotation help. He struck out 246 batters last season, which ranked fifth in the National League. He was an All-Star with a 3.41 ERA in 208.1 innings in 2013.

The left-handed Corbin, who left the Arizona Diamondbacks, joins a Nationals starting rotation that already includes three-time Cy Young Award victor Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg.

Corbin went 14-13 with a 4.03 ERA and a 1.42 ERA in 2017.

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