Publicado: Ср, Декабря 05, 2018
Deportes | Por Godofredo Marrero

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

Especially because the Clay, NY native grew up a Yankees fan.

"He's getting a chance to see the facilities from the home side because clearly he's played here as a visitor and clearly he's traveled to NY as a visitor".

NY looked like the favorite to sign Corbin when the offseason began because the pitcher grew up in NY and is from a family of Yankee fans. The 36-year-old was drafted in 2004 by the Phillies and spent his first three seasons in Philly. So if they can meet his asking price the expectation around the league is he'll be in pinstripes next season. The Nationals have a chance to re-sign Harper and pair Corbin with Max Scherzer in the rotation.

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. Money trumps signing with the team you rooted for as a kid, always and forever. As it stands, Corbin's choices are believed to be between the Yankees, Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies. Terms are not yet fully clear, but indications are it'll be a six-year contract in the range of $126MM, assuming that he passes his physical.

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The Phillies have had their eyes on Corbin since the start of the offseason.

Washington could be the favorites to win the NL East next year if they sign Corbin. They still need to add another elite starter even after trading for James Paxton and Corbin is the best available option out there. In that case, then they could shift their attention to signing another top free agent starter such as J.A. Happ. It also can't hurt that his family wants him to sign with NY as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic recently tweeted.

Adding to the speculation about his move from the desert to the Big Apple, Corbin spoke openly with USA Today's Bob Nightengale in April about his potential future with the Yankees.

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