And this (paywalled of course):
The newlyweds, along with Corbin’s agent, visited Philadelphia and the New York Yankees. The meetings all went well, but it was D.C. that stood out. The meal with Mark Lerner and general manager Mike Rizzo felt more personable, less plastic than the other two.
While much was made in the previous weeks about the New York native Corbin growing up a Yankees fan and the Phillies’ willingness to overspend this winter, no one backed up their visit like the Nationals. They offered him a six-year, $140 million contract that was agreed upon Tuesday night. Corbin will be introduced in Washington on Friday.
Unquestionably, the terms and length of contract — which will have a portion of Corbin’s salary deferred — is the chief deciding factor. The Yankees reportedly never formally extended an offer and the Phillies were hesitant to go six years.