Did anyone think that the Tom Glavine fiasco would just quietly go away after John Schuerholz issued a public apology yesterday? I did, but boy was I wrong. This is the gift that keeps getting re-gifted. From K-Ros at Fox, we get this:
Glavine's agent, Gregg Clifton, has spoken with a labor attorney and the players' union about possibly filing the grievance, according to a major-league source.
Players cannot be released by their teams due to financial reasons, according to the collective-bargaining agreement. Glavine was set to receive a $1 million bonus once he made the major-league roster, another $1.25 million for 30 days on the roster and another $1.25 million for 90 days on the roster.
Jeez. I know Tommy's pissed, but continuing to drag out the bad blood in public like this is exhausting. The article goes on to say that there's not much chance this will even go anywhere if the grievance is filed:
If history is any indicator, Glavine would not have much of a chance should he file the grievance. Historically, teams have the upper hand in such cases and don't need a significant performance based reason to release a player.
Let it go, Tom.