The two-time All-Star's latest trip was to the Washington Nationals, with whom he reportedly met on Wednesday, per insider Buster Olney.
MLB: FA starter Patrick Corbin met with Nationals https://t.co/pgstYdZliU— Rotoworld (@rotoworld) November 28, 2018
The 29-year-old is one of the hottest players on the market right now, and will definitely land a lengthy contract with a lot of zeroes. Washington certainly would love adding Corbin to a rotation that already boasts Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, but they are far from the only ones interested.
The Yankees and Phillies, among plenty of others, are hoping they can lock down the talented southpaw for the foreseeable future. The two aforementioned franchises will surely be willing to spend lots of money in order to see Corbin wear their jersey come spring.
Ultimately, this will likely come down to Corbin's personal preference. The native New Yorker allegedly grew up as a Yankees fan, so that may give them a slight advantage, though the Phillies' owner has said that the team is ready to spend "stupid" money in order to get what they want.
Patrick Corbin's slider is one of the best pitches in all of baseball. He excels at throwing it below the strike zone.— Corey Seidman (@CSeidmanNBCS) November 27, 2018
His slider induced 176 more swings-and-misses last season than anyone else's in MLB.https://t.co/JKY8XoWk23
Then again, a surprise team could end up winning the Corbin sweepstakes, and the Nats are hoping that they are that team. After many consecutive seasons of disappointment and the possibility that they could lose the best player in franchise history this offseason, bringing in Corbin could be a good way to reenergize the fan base.
If they really want him, though, they will have to be ready to outspend Philadelphia and New York. As of right now, it's a toss-up as to where Corbin will play next year. The Nationals may have had his attention today, but the hot stove is still young. There will be a lot more meetings with different organizations before all is said and done.