Read Between the Lines

From the AJC:

The Mets told Glavine they’d wait while he explored returning to the Braves, and he spent the past month discussing the decision with his family and later waiting for the Braves to make an offer.

“In the end, it wasn’t fair for anybody involved to drag it out any longer,” Glavine said. “I didn’t know exactly their payroll constraints and what’s going on with them. I guess there could have been ways around not formally making me an offer [but making an informal one], but none of that happened.”

“The Mets were first class the whole way. I’m going back to an organization I’ve had a lot of fun with, and they’ve been hugely respectful of me and my family, and a good team on top of that. We’ve got some things we’re trying to fix, but the team is committed to doing it.”

Ouch!

4 Responses “Read Between the Lines”

  1. Johnny says:

    Reading between the lines makes me think that the Braves didn’t want Glavine back. They said all the right things but I can’t believe that they had to make a major trade to fit him in BEFORE they signed him.

  2. Jason says:

    The Braves didn’t want him back, but John Schuerholz and his master spin doctors will once again somehow convince the fans that this is all Tom Glavine’s fault, just like when Glavine originally left. Glavine left the Braves because they rescinded their offer to him after it appeared he would take it and JS and his spin doctors somehow convinced everyone that Glavine was “greedy” and passed up a good deal. Just watch for the spin with this one. He’ll say Glavine had no patience or wanted too much money or something similar.

  3. Marc says:

    I’m not all that upset about not signing a 40 year old 6 inning pitcher, but this is typical of how the Braves organization does things now. But it’s ok, because they signed Tanyon Sturtze. The season is saved.

  4. Jeff M. says:

    Sturtze and Yates and pray for…