Let’s catch up on what’s been going on with Tom Glavine.
- SI.com’s Jack Wilkinson quotes Glavine as saying he’ll "most likely" decline his $9MM player option for 2008. This is confusing, because as far as I can tell Glavine’s player option reached $13MM when he hit 200 innings. While I can see Glavine passing on $9MM, $13MM would be hard to top on the open market.
- Also, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick suggests (Insider required) that Glavine’s close relationship with Nationals president Stan Kasten could compel Washington to sign him to a one-year deal to anchor the young staff. This seems like informed speculation to me, if that makes sense.
- My own thought: it would be nice to see Glavine take around $5MM to pitch for the Braves one last time. Seems that discounts these days ain’t what they used to be. Besides Tim Wakefield, I can’t think of a guy who basically flipped off the Player’s Union to stay where he wanted to.