Bumgarner has one year, $12 million remainin on his contract, and is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2020.
The Yankees also had interest in Corbin, but reportedly were unwilling to go beyond a five-year offer. The timing was hard, as he was coming off of a breakout All-Star season in which he posted a 3.41 ERA with strong peripherals.
-The New York Mets introduced second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz during a press conference at Citi Field, one day after completing a blockbuster trade with the Seattle Mariners.
Like Stephen Strasburg, Corbin had Tommy John surgery earlier in his career, missing the entire 2014 season. Or, could Cincinnati go a little cheaper with Eovaldi for maybe 3 years at $50 million?
However, if the Phillies were to sign Happ, he would be a nice fill in as a solid third option in the starting rotation behind ace Aaron Nola and former N.L. Cy Young victor Jake Arrieta. They would string together a few good starts, before getting shellacked in the fourth or fifth inning of their next start. A starting rotation consisting of Nola, Arrieta, Happ, Eflin and maybe Pivetta with Velasquez in the bullpen could be formidable in the NL East.
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Furthermore, a withdrawal threat could lead to an internal GOP war over trade policy, which would be wonderful for the Democrats. Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown of OH says the USA needs to reopen discussions with Mexico and Canada on trade.
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 Phillies definitely have the money to swing a Corbin deal, and the Nationals are always lying in the weeds.
Therefore, if they are hesitant to overpay for an older pitcher, Philly could turn their attention to a former A.L. Cy Young award victor.
Heck, what if Eovaldi actually dons pinstripes and sticks it up the Red Sox's you-know-whats next season and beyond?
That rotation already had enough to be considered one of the better groups in baseball prior to the addition of Paxton, but what the Yankees were hoping to get in Corbin was a staff ace.
Dallas Keuchel could be a solid option for the Sox to sign. He went 2-1 with two holds and a 1.61 ERA over 22.1 innings in the playoffs.