One of the top free-agent starting pitchers on the market is expected to sign a luxurious multi-year deal sometime this week.
Bob Nightengale reported Tuesday morning that Patrick Corbin will receive a six-year contract that is expected to be worth at least $125 million.
Patrick Corbin will receive a 6-year contract worth at least $125 million, several executives with knowledge of his pursuit believe. The unknown is whether Corbin would take a discount to join his hometown #Yankees. Decision is expected this week.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 4, 2018
The three teams that are said to be finalists for Corbin's services include the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals.
The 29-year-old Corbin has already visited the Phillies and Yankees last week as both teams have made their interest in the left-handed pitcher clear. It should be noted that Corbin grew up a Yankee fan in Syracuse, NY, so we can only wonder if that's going to play a factor in his decision making process.
According to Mark Feinsand, the Yankees have already have a plan B if they're not able to land Corbin.
Patrick Corbin remains the Yankees’ top priority in terms of a starting pitcher, but a source says the team is engaged with Nathan Eovaldi, J.A. Happ and Lance Lynn as potential Plan Bs if Corbin signs elsewhere.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 4, 2018
Whatever team eventually lands Corbin will be getting somebody that will drastically improve their rotation, so that's why it'll come at a big price.