Braves Rumors: Griffey, Glavine, Johnson

MLB.com’s Mark Bowman and The News Tribune’s Larry LaRue both have a gut feeling that Ken Griffey Jr. will sign with the Braves soon.  Atlanta is a better fit for Junior in all kinds of ways.

It’s all speculative right now, but Bowman also wonders if the Braves will announce a Tom Glavine signing alongside Griffey tomorrow.  His guess at the two players they’d remove from the 40-man: Anthony Lerew and Gregor BlancoKen Rosenthal wrote last night that the Braves were close to re-signing Glavine.  David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution weighs in via the comments section of his blog:

The Glavine thing is a given at this point, folks. A done deal, save for crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s. Trust me on that one.  And I’d say it’s highly likely that Griffey is going to be a Brave. Almost certain he’s going to choose Atlanta. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong. But I’d put it at 90 percent or so that he’s picking the Braves.

O’Brien also writes about Kelly Johnson, who hopes to settle before Thursday’s arbitration hearing.


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