Future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine was released by the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
This shocking move came just days after Glavine had thrown six scoreless innings in his latest rehab start. The Braves claim they released Glavine because his velocity was down, but skeptics believe the move was spurred by financial concerns.
Glavine was to be paid $1 million for his first day on the active roster, $1.25 million for 30 days on the roster, and another $1.25 million for 90 days on the roster, bringing the total possible value of the deal to $4.5 million.
The Braves didn’t feel they could get $4.5 million worth of production out of Glavine at this stage in his career, and they opted to release the 305-game winner and call up super-prospect Tommy Hanson instead.
The question now becomes, where does Tom Glavine go next?
The way I see it, there are three logical options for Glavine at this point in his career.
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