Could free agent starter Patrick Corbin end up wearing red pinstripes?
It seems to be a real possibility, as Corbin has been spotted in Philadelphia on Tuesday visiting Citizens Bank Park, furthering the perception that Philly's among the favorites.
Twitter is buzzing about Patrick Corbin being in Philadelphia and at Citizens Bank Park today. Well, it is true. He is high on Phillies' wish list— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) November 27, 2018
From the very beginning, the New York Yankees seemed to be the overall favorites to land Corbin. However, the Phillies are certainly high on the list, and there are several other teams interested in his services.
Corbin is in for a visit. Phillies and Yankees are seen as favorites for PC but they are not alone in this chase. https://t.co/XhobG6Gkqb— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 27, 2018
Any time you can get a player in your building for a visit, it's a good sign. Unlike the NFL, if he leaves the ballpark without a contract, it certainly doesn't mean the Phillies are out of the running.
Corbin growing up a Yankee fan still gives them an edge. So as long as New York has the requisite interest, they have to be the favorites, but maybe the Phillies brass can persuade him.
The Phillies seems eager to make a move very soon, and they aren't going to wait around for Manny Machado and Bryce Harper before addressing other needs.