Yankees, Phillies Turn To Alternatives With Corbin Off Market

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Yankees, Phillies Turn To Alternatives With Corbin Off Market

The Phillies are reportedly making plays for Corbin, Harper and Machado.

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.

- 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.

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. The Yankees won 18 more games than the Nationals last season and finished 20 games ahead of the Phillies in the overall Major League Baseball standings.

The Phillies are still favorites to land Harper (if I had to guess), but because the Nationals, one of his primary suitors until now, just became a lot less likely to sign him and the Yankees were "out" on Harper as of this morning, the Cubs' chances - however remote they may be - probably just ticked up a tiny bit.

From the Syracuse area in NY, the left-handed starter grew up a fan in a Yankees household and attended Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

Corbin is coming off a career year in 2018 when he went 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA and struck out 246 in 200 innings. 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.

Finishing fifth in the 2018 NL Cy Young voting, Corbin was the best pitcher on a staff that included Zack Greinke. He had a 3.81 ERA in 111 innings and impressed during Boston's postseason run. Corbin would provide the Phillies with another ace that would slide in right behind Aaron Nola, as well as giving the rotation a much-needed left-handed pitcher.

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