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Braves Offer Deal to Glavine (Updated)

Glavine looking sharp in his old Braves uni
The Atlanta Braves made an offer to Tom Glavine this weekend after GM Frank Wren met with his agent in Phoenix, proposing a contract that would allow the 41-year-old pitcher to retire in Atlanta.

Both sides seem to be pleased with the offer, which could be somewhere between $8 million and $10 million for the 2008 season. The Braves have made it clear that they want Glavine back and Gregg Clifton, his agent, feels negotiations will be set over the weekend.

Glavine, a 300-game-winning gem, turned down the $13 million option to return to the New York Mets for a sixth year, with the intention of finishing in career with the Braves, where he kept his home after pitching there from 1987-2002.

Glavine used his time wisely in Atlanta, nabbing two NL Cy Young Awards and putting up five 20-win seasons. He went 13-8 with a 4.45 ERA over 200.1 innings with the Mets this year.

Update: Home is where the heart is for Glavine, as he accepted the Braves' one-year, $8 million offer Monday, re-joining their rotation after a 5-year absence.

[Atlanta Journal-Constitution] | [Braves Nation] | [MLB Rumors]


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