Corbin, 29, was considered by most to be the top starter available on the free agent market, so it's not necessarily surprising to see him sign early, and his six-year deal isn't particularly far off the expected mark, either (MLB Trade Rumors, for example, projected six years and $129M).
In Corbin, the Nationals added arguably the most sought-after free-agent starting pitcher on the market this offseason.
He could sign a five or six-year deal worth more than $20 million per season. Corbin visited with the Phillies and the Yankees last week, and NY was reportedly unwilling to offer a sixth year. Nightengale tweeted that Corbin will get at least a six-year, $125 million contract according to several executives.
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However, this is the first report that seems to signal Philadelphia may be in front of the listed teams in regards to the chances of signing the two-time All-Star, as well as news that they aren't afraid to outspend any other potential suitor. The Yankees won 18 more games than the Nationals last season and finished 20 games ahead of the Phillies in the overall Major League Baseball standings.
Corbin had a spectacular season in 2018, going 11-7 for the Arizona Diamondbacks, with a 3.15 ERA and a bWAR of 4.6, as well as having 246 strikeouts. There has been speculation that Corbin will sign with the Yankees for less money to play for the team he grew up rooting for. Instead, they missed out on Corbin over a sixth year - a sixth year beyond the current Collective Bargaining Agreement - after spending the offseason saying they need rotation help. He went 2-1 with two holds and a 1.61 ERA over 22.1 innings in the playoffs.
NY was reportedly unwilling to offer Corbin a six-year deal, which was a deal breaker for the former Diamondbacks star.