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By Marc Lawrence, — Patrick Corbin’s six-year, $140 million contract with the Nationals may be the worst ever. Since inking the contract in 2019, Corbin has been the single worst starting pitcher in baseball.

Per Axios Sports, his 5.80 ERA and 37 losses since 2020 are by far the worst among the 110 pitchers who’ve thrown at least 200 innings. His 6.49 ERA this season is more than a run worse than second place, and he failed to get through the first inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

The Nats still owe Corbin and Stephen Strasburg — who’s thrown just 31 innings in three years since signing his own seven-year, $245 million contract — $199 million combined through 2026.

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