By Sam Bush
Looks like the Phillies have some big-ticket competition for free agent right-hander Patrick Corbin.
He met with the Phillies on Tuesday and with the Nationals yesterday.
Today he will meet with the Yankees, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Corbin, 29, is the top free agent pitcher on the market, so he’s likely in line to command a contract of more than $100 million. The lefty this past season posted a 3.15 ERA with 246 strikeouts and 48 walks over exactly 200 innings of work. Over his six year career, Corbin has a 3.91 ERA. 2018 was his best of those six seasons, which is certainly good timing.
The Yankees have been linked to Corbin all offseason, even after acquiring southpaw James Paxton from the Mariners.
The Phillies have been more so linked with position players Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, but they definitely have the financial muscle to woo Corbin.
Corbin is “high on the Nats’ wish list right now,” MASN’s Mark Zuckerman says.