Former D-back Patrick Corbin agrees to 6-year deal with Nationals

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The number of early deals in the offseason is also significant, as Corbin becomes the team's fifth addition since the start of the playoffs. The bad news is this means they might turn their sights on Nathan Eovaldi.

According to Dan Federico on Twitter, Patrick Corbin is rumored to now be deciding between the New York Yankees or the Washington Nationals.

The Nationals made the first big splash in this year's free agent market, signing the former Arizona lefthander considered the top starting pitcher available.

A person familiar with the deal said the left-handed Corbin has agreed to a six-year contract with the Nationals, pending a physical exam.

NY looked like the favorite to sign Corbin when the offseason began because the pitcher grew up in NY and is from a family of Yankee fans.

Corbin, 29, will nearly certainly get the most lucrative contract of any available pitcher.

Washington claimed Foster but won't sign Kaepernick
Adrian Peterson took the handoff from Sanchez and raced 90-yards for a touchdown, the longest run of his Hall of Fame career. Gruden said the fear with Kaepernick is that the team would have to "teach a whole new offense with a lot of zone-reads".

Corbin reportedly met with the Phillies on Tuesday. The Nationals have a chance to re-sign Harper and pair Corbin with Max Scherzer in the rotation.

Comparatively, National League Cy Young award victor Jacob deGrom and Trevor Bauer were the only two players to rank above Corbin in the FIP category. deGrom had a phenomenal 1.99 FIP and Bauer had a solid 2.44 FIP.

Corbin was named an All-Star last season as a member of the Diamondbacks.

The 29 year-old lefthander is coming off a season in which he went 11-7 with a career low 3.15 ERA (70 ER/200 IP) and 1.05 WHIP. 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 had a 3.81 ERA in 111 innings and impressed during Boston's postseason run.

The left-handed Corbin, who left the Arizona Diamondbacks, joins a Nationals starting rotation that already includes three-time Cy Young Award victor Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg.

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