John Schuerholz is in town today, and the Braves’ general manager let it be known he wants to mend fences with Tom Glavine.
Either that, or he doesn’t want to come off looking as the bad guy in the fallout between the two.
Schuerholz just wrote a book in which he detailed how Glavine wanted to back out of signing with the Mets, agreed to stay in Atlanta, then changed his mind again.
It made Glavine look like an insecure, insincere dolt.
Schuerholz’s explanation is he wanted to show a human side to Glavine. That’s plausible, but the idea can’t be ignored about wanting to save face and not being the fall guy in letting a potential 300-game winner and Hall of Famer get away.
Whatever Schuerholz’s intent, it doesn’t make Glavine look good in the eyes of Mets fans?
Glavine isn’t happy, but really has no choice as to how he should handle this. If he doesn’t respond he comes off as bitter and insecure. He’s also smart enough to know that as long as there’s a cold war between the two, the story he doesn’t want out will continue to have legs.