No less than four articles surfaced today about Tom Glavine. There was Bob Klapisch on the harsh end, and George Vecsey on the calm side. A guy who’s been living on the edges for years, outpitching his peripherals, had a lousy final month to his season. And of course his final thrashing at the hands of the Marlins could not have come at a worse time.
But does this really change anything? Glavine still has to decide between retirement and playing. Then he might have to decide between the Mets and Braves. Omar Minaya is still waiting on Glavine’s decision and will leave the door open to him for $10-12MM. The Braves have the need but still probably don’t have the money. Chris Solberg weighs in on the Atlanta idea over at The Baseball Opinion. Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog thinks Glavine’s time in New York is up.
Perhaps these older hurlers will start to gravitate towards the Roger Clemens abbreviated season plan. Guys like Glavine and Curt Schilling could start their seasons a month or two late and experience a frenzy for their services.