Thursday, November 8, 2007

Atlanta Braves to Welcome Back Tom Glavine?

The Atalanta Braves would like to have Tom Glavine back after a five year absence. New general manager Frank Wren spoke with the two-time Cy Young Award winner and his agent, Gregg Clifton. Wren said Wednesday he will call again next week, after teams can start making offers to free agents.

Glavine, a left-hander who turns 42 in March, was 13-8 with a 4.45 ERA for the Mets this year, when he earned his 300th win. He was hit hard in his final two starts as the Mets collapsed down the stretch, including the season-ending loss to Florida when he failed to get out of the first inning.

As an Atlanta Braves fan, I would urge and beg the Mets to keep Glavine. Though I admit entirely the Braves are in much need of quality pitching, there are better pitchers than Glavine and the Braves should wait until they become available. In no way am I trying to disrespect Glavine because in his prime he was a dominant pitcher, but he his getting up there in years and his pitching is losing the impact it once had, as indicated in the season-ending total embarrassment he pitched in against the Marlins.

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