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

Patrick Corbin Arizona Diamondbacks

Patrick Corbin Arizona Diamondbacks

Corbin recently made the rounds of free-agent suitors, including meeting with Nationals owner Mark Lerner and general manager Mike Rizzo.

MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports that Happ will now become a primary focus for the Phils, while Fancred's Jon Heyman tweets that Philadelphia "will consider" Dallas Keuchel.

Patrick Corbin #46 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch in the first inning of the Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field on August 3, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

With the Winter Meetings coming next week and numerous offseason milestones behind us, the free agent logjam was destined to break at any second, and perhaps it just has: Patrick Corbin is reportedly signing with the Washington Nationals.

The bigger story might not be what the Reds are willing to pay to get one of the top-level starters available, but what are other teams willing to pay now that Corbin is off the market?

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Nightengale also tweeted that Corbin is expected to receive a contract of at least six years and $125 million.

The Washington Nationals chose to remain active, signing top starting pitcher Patrick Corbin to a contract worth $140 million over six years. They each had successful second-half campaigns when they were each traded within the AL East, and Eovaldi delivered gutsy performances for the Red Sox throughout the postseason.

Heyman added that NY will now turn its attention to Eovaldi and J.A. Happ.

Fast-forward nearly 10 years later and the 36-year-old Happ is reportedly seeking a three-year deal after an impressive season with both the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees. 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. Or, could Cincinnati go a little cheaper with Eovaldi for maybe 3 years at $50 million? The Sox could likely sign Keuchel for lower than what the Nationals will give to Corbin.

I have two free agents and two trade candidates the Phillies front office could turn to after losing the Corbin sweepstakes.

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