Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Washington Nationals reportedly agree six-year deal with Patrick Corbin

Washington Nationals reportedly agree six-year deal with Patrick Corbin

It might not be long before we have our first major free-agent signing of the 2018-2019 MLB offseason. There's no doubt they are serious contenders for the 28-year-old, as Corbin recently visited the Phillies and Citizens Bank Park just last week.

With the Winter Meetings coming next week and numerous offseason milestones behind us, the free agent logjam was destined to break at any second, and perhaps it just has: Patrick Corbin is reportedly signing with the Washington Nationals.

The team's front office now has their eyes set on lefty starter Patrick Corbin, who has become the most sought-after pitcher on the market.

Though his relatives pulled out all the stops for the Yankees, even at Corbin's recent wedding, his boyhood team refused to go beyond five years and make this dream a reality. Nightengale tweeted that Corbin will get at least a six-year, $125 million contract according to several executives.

Philadelphia might be willing to give Corbin his biggest offer since the team is seemingly ready to outspend everyone this winter.

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.

Corbin had a spectacular season in 2018, going 11-7 for the Arizona Diamondbacks, with a 3.15 ERA and a bWAR of 4.6, as well as having 246 strikeouts.

Last week Corbin went on a three-city recruiting tour through Philadelphia, Washington, and NY.

Corbin, who has played his entire major league career for the Arizona Diamondbacks, joins a rotation in Washington that already includes three-time Cy Young Award victor Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. He compiled a 3.15 ERA, a 2.47 FIP, and a 1.050 WHIP.

NY was reportedly unwilling to offer Corbin a six-year deal, which was a deal breaker for the former Diamondbacks star.

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