Rare is the offseason in which the Red Sox and Yankees aren't targeting the same player, and now that Patrick Corbin has spurned the Yankees (and the Phillies, for that matter) and signed with the Washington Nationals, we've arrived at that point this winter.
The object of their affection this time is starter Nathan Eovaldi, who, already has played for both teams.
The Yankees wanted Corbin because he was lefthanded and accomplished. But they didn't want him enough to go to six years. So, they've turned checkbooks on Eovaldi and, perhaps, retaining J.A. Happ.
Eovaldi, meanwhile, is the Red Sox' primary free agent target. That much was made clear by both Dave Dombrowski and Alex Cora earlier this week.