With the New York Yankees refusing to go to a sixth year on Patrick Corbin which essentially handed him to the Washington Nationals, the team and GM Brian Cashman quickly pivoted to engaging with fellow free agents hurlers J.A. Happ and Nathan Eovaldi in order to fill the last opening on the starting staff. The consensus all along was that the Yanks would be able to bring back Happ with around a three-year deal as both sides were very satisfied with how their relationship went the last two months of last season but Cashman remains enamored of Eovaldi who put himself into postseason lore by coming up big for the Boston Red Sox in the playoffs and into the World Series this past October. Then there is the Madison Bumgarner issue as the San Francisco Giants seem hell-bent on moving their ace and getting back a prime return to help replenish what is widely considered one of the worst farm systems in baseball. Bumgarner is receiving a ton of attention though from other clubs such as the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, and Milwaukee Brewers and so it likely will take a prime young player/prospect in order to get that deal completed.