Yankees drew their Patrick Corbin line before spurning

AP: Source says Nationals signing Patrick Corbin for 6 years, pending physical

Corbin reportedly met with the Phillies on Tuesday. And because of that - and that NY had reportedly shown interest in trading for Corbin last December - it was expected he would join with the Bronx Bombers.

A person familiar with the deal said the left-handed Corbin has agreed to a six-year contract with the Nationals, pending a physical exam.

In Corbin, the Nationals added arguably the most sought-after free-agent starting pitcher on the market this offseason. While the deal does not necessarily preclude the team re-signing free agent outfielder Bryce Harper, the Nationals have now devoted a significant portion of their payroll elsewhere, especially if they plan to try to get back below the luxury tax line for the 2019 season.

Corbin, 29, will nearly certainly get the most lucrative contract of any available pitcher. It seems the deal Yu Darvish signed with the Cubs last winter served as something of a framework for Corbin's deal, with him getting a bump because he's two years younger and is coming off a better platform year.

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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.

Happ was 7-0 with a 2.69 ERA in 11 starts for the Bronx Bombers last season. Corbin's decision will keep him out of the unsafe American League East and he will stay in the more comfortable NL, with plenty of other arms around him. He was one of Boston's World Series heroes after he pitched scoreless innings in Games 1 and 2 and then threw six late innings in a Game 3 that would become the longest game in World Series history. The left-handed pitcher has an ERA of 3.91 during his six years in the Major League Baseball, all of which he has spent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Corbin went 14-13 with a 4.03 ERA and a 1.42 ERA in 2017.

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