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Washington Nationals add another top pitcher to their rotation

Morning N&N for 12/5/2018

Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

The biggest news of yesterday was that Patrick Corbin signed with the Washington Nationals for 6 years. With Alex Smith and Colt McCoy done for the year, Washington really will sign any hurler who isn’t Colin Kaepernick. The Phillies and Yankees were also interested in not-Kaepernick, but only for 5 years.

That’s the biggest news that materialized, but in things that probably won’t materialize, the Reds are interested in Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer. Get outta here, Cincy.

More Tribe links

• ZiPS has the 2019 Indians looking pretty good, except at catcher. I wonder what they could have done to have a catcher.

• Jeff Sullivan tries to make sense of the Indians’ strange desire to trade away an ace from a likely contender.

Around baseball

• Apparently San Diego wasn’t Sonny enough already

• The Astros signed Cleveland-killer Robinson Chirinos