Tom Glavine said the sale of Braves was a key factor in him not going back to Atlanta to finish his career. “To make a run for me they had to clear some payroll and that didn’t happen,’’ Glavine said.
At least not enough to make a difference.
Glavine said he’s happy to be back, but then again, did you expect anything different?
Three-hundred victories, of course, is what this season is about for him personally. “I hope I get it done as soon as possible,’’ he said of picking up the last elusive 10 victories (290-191).
If Glavine wins 300, this is probably it for him. However, he left open the possibility he’d return if the Mets had another disappointing October. “I wouldn’t want to go out that way,’’ he said.
He also left open the opportunity of coming back if he has a strong year, figuring there’s no reason to quit when he’s at the top of his game.