Wren has now managed to disgruntle two Braves’ Legends

It all seems so clear now.

Back in January, Wren was killed in the Atlanta papers and blogs for offering Braves legend John Smoltz a one year contract loaded completely with incentives. So, he locks up another Braves’ legend Tom Glavine up for the 2009 season.

It now seems so obvious that Wren never intended to have Glavine play for the team. He signed him purely to avoid backlash for letting another legend go.

All this time, Wren knew that Tommy Hanson would be ready by midseason, so why would he say to the world that Tom Glavine would be his fifth starter. He also knew that Tim Hudson would be ready by the All-Star break. Add this up for me: Lowe, Jurrjens, Vazquez, Kawakami, Glavine, Hanson, Hudson. I think that’s eight.

Frank Wren has made it clear that he wants out with the old and in with the new. He doesn’t want Glavine, and never did.

Plainly, I believe Frank Wren lied to you, to me and to Tom Glavine.

All the rehab work Glavine has done since having surgery last year was because he was told he would be the fifth starter, then just when he is ready to make his season debut, he is told he is released.

Not to mention, he allowed no runs in 11 innings, in his three rehab starts.

And Frank Wren is quoted in the AJC saying, “It was our evaluation that he [Glavine] would not be successful in the big leagues.”

Again, he allowed ZERO runs in his rehab start.

So he has managed to disgruntle both John Smoltz and Tom Glavine, I can not wait to see how he manages to disgruntle Greg Maddux too.

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4 comments

  1. joejoe146

    I seriously don’t think Glavine could of faced ML hitters, he pitched in Danville, and Class A system. He probably couldn’t pitch at Gwinnett, let alone the majors. And the world knew this was coming, I don’t know why everyone is surprised about the release, but majority of the fans said Wren did the right thing on releasing Glavine, according to an ajc.com poll.

    http://bravesred.mlblogs.com

  2. Brian Wright

    Wren should have never signed Glavine in the first place if he knew he would just bring Hanson up and get rid of Glavine. And he shouldn’t have told Glavine he would be the fifth starter. If this was a journeyman it would be different, but this is Tom Glavine. He deserves better than that.

  3. joejoe146

    Tom Glavine deserves NOTHING. Glavine is the one that left the Braves for the Mets for like $3 million more. As far as I know, Glavine and Smoltz can both go to hell.

  4. Brian Wright

    I certainly understand that thought process, but I haven’t forgotten the 14 straight division titles we won largely because of them or the 3 Cy Young Awards between them while with the Braves. But, I do understand your point.

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