Patrick Corbin is fresh off the best season of his MLB career. And he has no shortage of potential suitors. In fact, per Jon Morosi of MLB.com, all three of the Yankees, Nationals and Phillies are in on him.
“The Yankees and Nationals are two large-market teams known to be looking for rotation help, and their neighbors are interested, too. … The Phillies would like to add a veteran starter to a mostly young, right-handed rotation that struggled down the stretch in 2018,” Morosi writes.
And it makes sense. After all, Corbin put together a fine season in 2018 — 3.15 ERA, 2.43 FIP and 2.74 DRA over 200 innings of work. But the Diamondbacks couldn’t make it back to the playoffs, finishing a disappointing 82-80. He also struck out a career-high amount of batters — 30.8% — up nine percent from last season.
With Corbin likely to leave and the D-Backs shopping Zack Greinke, it looks like Arizona is readying for a mini rebuild. Time will tell, of course.
From here, though, he’s as good as gone. And with the Phillies wanting to spend “stupid” money this offseason, that picture is becoming even more clear. We haven’t seen this Corbin for a few seasons. He deserves a strong market, and he’s going to get it. There’s only one question now. Which team will land him when it’s all said and done?