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Braves make contract offer to Tom Glavine

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Per Braves beat writer Mark Bowman:

[...] true to the promise he made at the conclusion of the 2008 season, Wren has gained confidence that Tom Glavine is physically capable to pitch this year, and he responded by providing the 300-game winner a contractual offer.

This offer made by Wren earlier this week is believed to have been a one-year Major League contract worth between $1 million and $2 million. With no incentive clauses included, it currently stands as an offer Glavine is hesitant to accept.

It's another low-ball offer, even lower than that which was offered to John Smoltz. The way I see it our pitching staff is already set with Derek Lowe, Javier Vazquez, Jair Jurrjens, Kenshin Kawakami, and Jorge Campillo. Failing any of those five, Charlie Morton, Jo-Jo Reyes, or Tommy Hanson can step in. All along it has seemed as if Glavine would just be extra icing on the cake, not that we really needed that extra icing.

Kudos to Wren for not giving in to nostalgia like he did last off-season, and saving his money for that extra bat we so desperately need.