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Nationals sign all-star pitcher Patrick Corbin to 6-year deal

05 December 2018, 04:38 | Pamela Mathis

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

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"He'll get access to all aspects of what we're about ... the brand, our efforts, the people with Aaron Boone and our coaches and myself, and hopefully he'll walk away getting a better feel of who we are".

Happ and Eovaldi both began the 2018 season with one AL East team and finished it with another contender in the division.

- A person familiar with the deal says All-Star pitcher Patrick Corbin has agreed to a six-year contract with the Washington Nationals, pending a physical exam.

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.

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The big victor of the Patrick Corbin sweepstakes is the Washington Nationals. The 36-year-old was drafted in 2004 by the Phillies and spent his first three seasons in Philly.

Fans may not have to wait much longer for news of Corbin's signing, either, as Fancred's Jon Heyman reported that Corbin's decision is "expected to come soon". That is going to be one hell of a fight next year.

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com noted that the Yankees will make re-signing J.A. Happ or Lance Lynn, along with pursuing Boston Red Sox postseason hero Nathan Eovaldi, their next step should Corbin sign elsewhere. Corbin's decision will keep him out of the unsafe American League East and he will stay in the more comfortable NL, with plenty of other arms around him. They still need to add another elite starter even after trading for James Paxton and Corbin is the best available option out there. High quality left-handed starting pitchers are tough to come by, but NY will now have to look elsewhere as they continue attempts to reinforce their pitching staff.

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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