Here's some rather shocking news...the Atlanta Braves released Tom Glavine today.
Glavine hasn't pitched in the majors this year as he had been recovering from injuries. He had just had what was supposed to be his final rehab start in the minors however, and he had supposedly looked pretty good in the start.
Glavine had made it clear that this was to be his last season, and that he wanted to retire while he was out on top. I doubt that this is what he had in mind. This might actually be it for Glavine, and it would mean that he and Greg Maddux, his rotation mate from their Braves heydays in the 90s, would be eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame at the exact same time as they would both be on the ballot for the very first time together. Both finished with over three hundred wins, and each won multiple Cy Young Awards. Neither had overwhelming fastballs, but both knew how to work the strike zone, and they were two of the more masterful pitchers I ever saw pitch.
It's also possible, however, that Glavine will want to prove the Braves wrong and that he will attempt to make a comeback with another team this season. There are multiple contending teams in need of pitching, including the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets, both which are in Atlanta's division.
But that's probably something that won't be settled for several more days.