November 10, 2006

Glavine files for free agency

Marty Noble at, writes about Tom Glavine going into free agency:

One day before the deadline for him to exercise his contractual option and, thereby, put himself on the Mets roster for 2007, Tom Glavine exercised another right and filed for free agency, underscoring his indecision about his immediate future and the uncertainty of the Mets' offseason.

The filing was done provisionally to protect Glavine's rights in case he eventually does decide to leave the Mets, but in no way is an indication that he intends to. Filing is simply a procedural move that any player eligible for free agency and not signed for the ensuing season is advised to make.

Indeed, Glavine said Thursday night that he isn't close to deciding for whom he wants to pitch the 2007 season, which could be his last. Speaking by telephone from his home outside Atlanta, he indicated his decision probably won't be made until late this month.

"I pretty much told [Mets COO Jeff Wilpon] that I won't hang him up on this, that I'll probably let him know before the winter meetings," Glavine said.

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