Report: Patrick Corbin still Yankees’ top offseason priority
The New York Yankees already made a huge move to bolster their starting rotation when they acquired left-hander James Paxton in a trade with the Seattle Mariners, but they seem intent on adding another top arm.
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees are still making former Arizona Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin their top priority this offseason. Sherman notes that they may have a slight advantage over other teams because Corbin grew up a Yankees fan in New York.
Corbin has seemed #Yankees top priority this offseason. If they were able to secure him with Paxton, they would probably think the offseason a success. But the #Phillies and others are threats. NYY’s edge: Corbin grew up upstate a Yankee fan. Oh yeah, and lots of money.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 28, 2018
There’s no shortage of interest in Corbin, so he’s probably not going to take less money to sign with the Yankees. If he gets the same offer from multiple teams, however, the childhood loyalty could factor in.
Corbin, 29, went 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA in 33 starts with Arizona last season. We know another team that is looking to spend big this offseason also wants to sign him, so he may take a while before making a decision.