After having the best year of his career, Patrick Corbin became a hot commodity in the free agent pool this offseason.
Reports have come out that the lefty will sign with the Washington Nationals for six years and, according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan, the deal is worth $140 million
Nationals have agreed to terms on a deal with Patrick Corbin, according to a person familiar. Pending physical.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) December 4, 2018
Corbin went 11-5 with 200 innings pitched, 246 strikeouts and a 3.15 earned run average. He was fifth in Cy Young voting.
Source confirms that Patrick Corbin's six-year deal with the Washington Nationals is for $140 million.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 4, 2018
The New York Yankees were heavily favored coming in to the is offseason to sign Corbin, who is a New York native. The Bronx Bombers did recently trade for former Seattle Mariners southpaw James Paxton.
Someone check on Patrick Corbin's brother please pic.twitter.com/Pvnly8ZYtb
— Yahoo Sports MLB (@MLByahoosports) December 4, 2018
Corbin may not be the only member of the Diamondbacks’ starting rotation on the move. Clay Buchholz is also a free agent and reports have come out that the club is shopping Zack Greinke in the trade market as well. The Diamondbacks also lost catcher Jeff Mathis to the Texas Rangers, and A.J. Pollock is one of the most sought-after outfielders in this year’s market. Pollock and Corbin rejected qualifying offers from the Diamondbacks on November 12th for one year and $17.9 million.