Happ was drafted by the Phillies in 2004, debuted with the club in 2007 and was traded for Roy Oswalt in 2010.
J.A. Happ, another rumored target of the Reds, played the Yankees last season and was quite successful during his short time in the Bronx.
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. While others could make the argument for Dallas Keuchel, Corbin seemed to be favorite among most baseball experts, and for good reason. There are a number of starting pitchers available for the Sox to sign to help improve their starting rotation. The veteran also struck out 246 batters in 200 innings while holding hitters to a.218 batting average. Nightengale said other teams eyeing Corbin are also aware of the bidding war they could potentially get into with Philadelphia.
And then you have Zach Eflin, who has been mentioned in trade rumors this offseason, but it appears that he has a higher ceiling than Pivetta or Velasquez. The Phillies are aiming to add one starter to the rotation, Heyman continues, with a left-hander in particular being a preference.
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?
The Phillies reportedly were doing all they could to outbid everyone for Corbin's services, but it was the Nationals who apparently came out on top in the end. Washington made a late-season offer to Harper in a bid to keep him, but that was not accepted. With Corbin now signed, the market has been set.
Known as one of the best big-game pitchers out there, Bumgarner pitched in 21 games last season, finishing with an ERA of 3.26. He posted a record of 12-11 with an ERA of 3.74, which not bad by most standards.
Per MLB.com's Jamal Collier, Corbin's deal with worth six years and $140 million. He went 2-1 with two holds and a 1.61 ERA over 22.1 innings in the playoffs.