The AJC’s David O’Brien has a source close to Tom Glavine saying the free agent lefty would take less money to pitch for the Braves. Glavine made $10.5MM this year and already has the Mets’ $3MM buyout for ’08 in his pocket (figuratively).
O’Brien says the Braves are likely to bump up their $84MM payroll, but they’d have to go past $100MM to fit in a discounted Glavine. Or, they can clear payroll by trading Edgar Renteria for someone cheaper.
As for the talk of the Braves chasing a young Joe Blanton type, sure, I can see it. It’s just that the cupboard is a little bare.