Braves release Glavine
They say it’s because of decreased velocity, which is crap. More likely: the Braves re-signed him as a PR move following the Smoltz debacle assuming he probably would not be able to mount a comeback.
Now that he has, the Braves were in a quandary, with Medlen looking better and better and Tommy Hanson awaiting his promotion. As a baseball decision, I understand it. But I hate to see another iconic Brave leave on bad terms.
*Money is another factor. Glavine was guaranteed only $1 million. He was due a $1 million bonus when he made the active roster and bonuses of $1.25 million after 30 days on the roster and another $1.25 million bonus after 90 days. That’s $3.5 mil that could be used on a bat.