Cincinnati Reds: What does Patrick Corbin’s deal mean for the team?

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Adding a left-handed pitcher is one of the many things on Matt Klentak's to do list this offseason, and he's been vocal about making this move after the organization went almost two seasons without a start from a lefty.

Heyman notes that the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals are considered to the favorites to land Corbin.

Patrick Corbin #46 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch in the first inning of the Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field on August 3, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Nightengale also tweeted that Corbin is expected to receive a contract of at least six years and $125 million.

The New York Yankees missed out on their top target in free agency when Patrick Corbin chose to sign with the Washington Nationals.

Two of the teams vying for upgrades will be the Red Sox and Yankees.

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In the aftermath of the news breaking about Corbin's destination, another report, this one from MLB Network's Jon Morosi, claims that the Yankees will now turn their attention to two familiar faces after missing out on Corbin.

Heyman added that NY will now turn its attention to Eovaldi and J.A. Happ. Or, could Cincinnati go a little cheaper with Eovaldi for maybe 3 years at $50 million?

With free agency looming, Corbin re-established himself as one of the elite lefties in the game in 2018. He's a NY native coming off an excellent season with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Yankees - always equipped with deep pockets - seemed like a logical fit for the 29-year-old left-hander.

But with that being said, is Phillies GM Matt Klentak prepared to overpay slightly for an older starting pitcher, whose next deal would be over when he is 39-years-old? It'll be even easier then to see why Corbin signing with the Nationals was a tough break for Boston despite looking like a victory on the surface.

The top free agent starter could be making his decision in the coming days.

However, when you are dealing with a top-tier pitcher like Keuchel, who had an ERA of 2.90 during Houston's World Series run in 2017.