Speaking of Glavine, if the Braves can't get Dayton Moore, Glav may be the perfect fit to lead them past their internal and external turmoil— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 11, 2017
There was no article written on the topic of Tom Glavine potentially taking over a leadership role in the Atlanta front office, but Mark Bowman did provide a few tweets to flesh out the idea. Glavine had been discussed in connection with the recent sale of the Miami Marlins, but until Wednesday his name had not been mentioned with regards to the Braves and their current GM vacancy. Bowman did go on to clarify that Glavine would likely be in an advisory role rather serve as GM, but it is interesting nonetheless.
If Moore does land in Atlanta, Glavine could still assume a leadership role and become more involved w/ the club's daily dealings— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 11, 2017
The difference being, my vision is of Glavine or Moore overseeing the department while working with a GM https://t.co/f9OVIrgfD1— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 11, 2017
Bowman is well connected in the organization, so his visions are certainly of note as the Braves continue their search for a new general manager.
Our own Ivan the Great takes a look at the Braves bullpen in retrospect while also delving into how things could develop in the future. As always Ivan is very thorough, and gives a good breakdown of how bad the Atlanta pen was in 2017. There is hope, but as Ivan notes, predicting the future is tough given the circumstances.
At present, writing this kind of future outlook is quite difficult. The Braves are in limbo in more ways than one, and it is entirely unclear whether they will try to compete or do anything at all given the impending punishments from MLB and the uncertainty of the Front Office situation.
In a game that saw CC Sabathia line up against the Indians and All-Star Corey Kluber, it was Sabathia whose outstanding performance helped the Yankees come away with a 5-2 win to clinch a berth in the ALCS. Didi Gregorius provided the thunder for the New York offense with two homers and three RBI. The Yankees will head to Houston to take on the Astros, who defeated Boston in four games to advance to their first ALCS.
The Cubs were no match for Stephen Strasburg on Wednesday, as the right-hander pitched seven scoreless innings to help ensure that Washington extended the series to a fifth game. Strasburg overcame what was apparently a very short-lived illness to quiet a Wrigley Field crowd hoping to see the Cubs clinch the series at home rather than return to Washington for a do-or-die game that will decide the fate of their season. Decisive games are always a thrill ride, and this one should be no different.