Phillies free agency rumors: Team won’t be outbid for Patrick Corbin

Phillies “in strong position” in Corbin sweepstakes, won’t “be out-bid”

Nationals sign free agent pitcher Patrick Corbin to 6-year, $140M deal

According to Tim Dierkes, Corbin is expected to receive a six-year, $129.00 million contract, which is surprisingly a reasonable based on his performance last season.

The good news is the Yankees won't be getting Patrick Corbin. The bad news is this means they might turn their sights on Nathan Eovaldi.

Given Corbin and his family's connection to the Yankees growing up near Syracuse, New York there's not really much for the organization to pitch to him to convince him to sign with the team.

In Corbin, the Nationals added arguably the most sought-after free-agent starting pitcher on the market this offseason. The Phillies were one of the top contenders for Corbin.

Because the contract is for more than $50 million, Arizona will get a compensation draft pick after the first round and before Competitive Balance Round A because it is a revenue-sharing team.

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It's reportedly a three-team race for Corbin.

Philadelphia might be willing to give Corbin his biggest offer since the team is seemingly ready to outspend everyone this winter. The Nationals have a chance to re-sign Harper and pair Corbin with Max Scherzer in the rotation.

With the departure of Corbin, Arizona's returning members from the rotation last season are Zack Greinke, Zack Godley and Robbie Ray.

I could understand why the Yanks would be hesitant to add in that extra year and if that leads to Corbin signing elsewhere than so be it. He made himself a prime second-tier starter on this year's market with a strong 2018 (6-7, 3.81) and spectacular postseason (2-1, 1.61).

Comparatively, National League Cy Young award victor Jacob deGrom and Trevor Bauer were the only two players to rank above Corbin in the FIP category. deGrom had a phenomenal 1.99 FIP and Bauer had a solid 2.44 FIP. He was one of Boston's World Series heroes after he pitched scoreless innings in Games 1 and 2 and then threw six late innings in a Game 3 that would become the longest game in World Series history.

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