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For Better or Worse, Braves sign Tom Glavine

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This time the news comes from more sources than just the AJC, so we can actually believe it. From the reliable Ken Rosenthal:

The Braves on Thursday reached agreement with Glavine on a one-year, $1 million deal, according to major-league sources.

Glavine will make an additional $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. Glavine, however, has agreed to defer a portion of the money, a concession that lowers the present-day value of the contract.

Let the farewell tour begin. We'll have to wait and see how effective he can be. Odds are he won't be, but it's sort of silly to worry about it until we see some results.

While this blocks Charlie Morton, Jo-Jo Reyes, Jorge Campillo, and most importantly Tommy Hanson, it's important to keep in mind that during the coarse of even the best season one or two starters are bound to miss some time, and this will open the door to one or more of these guys to step in and make their debut (in the case of Hanson) or improve upon previous seasons.