The last thing that Patrick Corbin looked at leaving Yankee Stadium early Thursday afternoon was two post workers who tried…
The last thing that Patrick Corbin looked at leaving Yankee Stadium early Thursday afternoon was two post workers who tried to stop their rented trip for a short chat before rolling on River Avenue.
Welcome to New York, as if left-handed free agent sign with Yankees will be the 29-year-old Corbin home for probably five years.
Corbin was in The Bronx to meet with Yankee brass, a group that included manager Aaron Boone, pitching coach Larry Rothschild, bullpen coach Mike Harkey and analytical guru Zac Fieroh.
Asked for a return from a lunch run if he was free to discuss Corbin, Boone was sure he was not.
Corbin’s visit was not limited to the stadium, as he planned to have dinner with decision makers in Yankee’s Thursday night.
“We are in the middle of a really active winter, whether it’s trade or free agents, and in some cases free agents want to visit. So Patrick Corbin is here at the Yankee Stadium and in New York today, says General Manager Brian Cashman on YES. “I would not call it a recruitment effort as much as an education effort, where [he’s] gets the chance to see the facilities from home team, because he clearly played here as a visitor and he really traveled to New York as a visitor. He has access to all aspects of what we are about, the brand, our efforts, the people, with Aaron Boone and our coach and myself, and hopefully he will go away to get a better sense of who we are.
“Apparently, he is on the travels of decision with his family who will eventually finish a new landing place probably ̵
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CC Sabathia was on the stadium rehabbing his surgically repaired knee and bumped into Corbin, with the two left entrees replacing the hellos.
Thursday was the third straight day in Corbin’s northeast corridor. Tuesday he met the Phillies. Wednesday it was the citizens. Because Corbin, a native of Clay, N.Y. – a Syracuse suburb – where a Yankee fan grows up, many have speculated that he would lead to The Bronx the minute he hit the agency. Yankees has strongly researched Corbin in recent years and talked to Diamondbacks several times to acquire him through trade.
The Phillies, however, have a pile of money that burns holes in their deep pockets and a need for at least one starter and maybe two – even if they sign free agent Manny Machado. Citizens made an offer of $ 300 million to Bryce Harper that the freeman’s outfielder rejected. Harper and Citizens can call back and get an agreement ready, but if they do not, the club will have a lot of money to pay Corbin, which industry’s voice believes will lead a $ 100 million $ 100 million five-year deal.
Corbin is 56-54 with a 3.91 ERA in 172 big league games (152 starts) and produced a very strong walking season in 2018 when he posted an 11-7 record with a 3.15 ERA on 33 start, whiffed 246 in 200 innings, was a All-Star and finished fifth in the NL Cy Young race.
While Sabathia does not know Corbin well and only spoke cards to him, the veteran jazz is jazzed by the Yankees who held a high profile freelance after signing him and acquiring James Paxton from Mariners.
“It’s just exciting, that’s why you’re playing for Yankees. You get a chance to win,” Sabathia told the Post when he was sleeping on a traffic light on River Avenue. “Of course, you never have to lots of pitching. With the crime we have they have done what they do, and it’s good to play well. It’s exciting. & # 39; & # 39;
If Corbin writes with Yankees, there is no rotation site open to free agent J.A. Hands, for Corbin would go with Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Paxton and Sabathia. Technically, Sonny Gray is still a Yankee, but Cashman has been very clear about his desire to handle the right hand man before the start of the 2019 season.
Happ was 7-0 with a 2.69 ERA in 11 starts for Yankees after being acquired from Blue Jays at the end of July. The 36-year-old Happ Combines for a 17-6 record and 3.65 at 31 starts between Blue Jays and Yankees and was an All-Star for the first time.