Phillies: MLB’s most all-in GM this offseason

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 07: Patrick Corbin #46 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch in the first inning of the MLB game against the Atlanta Braves at Chase Field on September 7, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 07: Patrick Corbin #46 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch in the first inning of the MLB game against the Atlanta Braves at Chase Field on September 7, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 17: Patrick Corbin #46 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field on September 17, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

Expecting more or less:

For the lineup, Machado’s financial forecast is $390 million for 13 campaigns. He prefers the Yanks and would play the hot corner for them. But if they ink Corbin, they would have to move Stanton’s pact to sign a new slugger. As for Harper’s projection, it’s $420 million for 14 seasons, and the Bombers need a left-side bat.

Penwise, the Phillies probably favor Britton due to his age and asking price, and Miller is plan B because he’s two years older. As for Kimbrel, his negotiating begins at six seasons, but he’ll accept five (more detail at Overhauling 2019’s Phillies bullpen). But if he drops in cost and 162s, Klentak will put him atop the list.

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Players also employ strategy. To illustrate, Corbin’s first stop was with the Phils before the Nats and Yanks. The good news is he plans on deciding before the Winter Meetings begin on Dec. 9; the bad is the order of his powwows. And since Washington’s deferred money might not work, the two other GM’s approach is critical.

Concerning negotiations with Corbin, the red pinstripes risk not acquiring him without a hefty proposal, but he could give the Yankees the opportunity to match it. Or he could take a lower offer from the Bronx club because he wants to play closer to his home in Syracuse. Yes, both teams have considered these factors.

To sum up, the good guys’ starting staff is screaming out for a portsider, while other franchises could add a righty instead. So, they may not want to invest as heavily in Corbin. And what can Klentak do to the exec for the Bombers? Max out his brain cells!

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