Yankees GM Brian Cashman was willing to offer LHP Patrick Corbin a five-year deal worth around $100 million, but wasn't willing to meet his starting point of six years, $126 million.
Cashman held firm, and he has no regrets.
"[That was] not the level we were going to play in," Cashman said about Corbin, who signed a six-year, $140 million deal with the Nationals last week.
New York talked about going four or five years with the 29-year-old Corbin, who went 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA in 33 starts with the DIamondbacks last season, however Cashman didn't want to offer a longer-term contract to him.
Entering the offseason, Cashman said his goal was to acquire two starting pitchers. He traded for James Paxton last month in a four-player trade with the Mariners. He still has time to find the second.