Report: Braves Release Tom Glavine

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Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting today that the Braves released Tom Glavine after he threw six scoreless innings in the minors yesterday. He’s recovering from minor elbow and shoulder surgeries in the off-season.

Apparently, the Braves told him that they’re releasing him because his velocity is down. Velocity is down? When did he ever have velocity? It sounds like a low-class move on the surface but I’d like to hear Frank Wren’s side of the story.

I never liked Glavine on the Mets just because he was an iconic Brave when he got here. But he deserves better than this from the Braves. I’ll be curious to see what the Braves bloggers have to say about this.

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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.

3 thoughts on “Report: Braves Release Tom Glavine”

  1. I got something up regarding the situation last night. It was a pretty classless move, but it was probably the right one. His velocity was down, but that wasn’t the issue. The issue was that scouts were in 100% agreement that he wouldn’t be able to get major league hitters out. Glavine’s one of my favorite players of all time and I sure do hate to see it end this way. But I have a feeling Tom will realize that it was the best move for the organization and won’t hold it against them for too long.

    1. It looks like John Smoltz is holding it against the Braves. I read that Tom Glavine said that he felt “cheated” by the Braves as well. It doesn’t sound like a good situation to me. After the Rafael Furcal debacle in the off-season, it looks like they’re not getting along too well with some of the best players in their recent past.

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