You had to figure this one was coming. According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports, Tom Glavine is considering filing a grievance against the Braves. Rosenthal writes that Gregg Clifton, Glavine’s agent, “has spoken with a labor attorney and the players’ union.”
Which would make some sense, Glavine having been a big union man. (And I say it again: I’ve never begrudged him that, and I’m not sure why so many did. He was standing up for his fellow players, and they were most appreciative.)
Does Tom Glavine have grounds for a grievance?
But, in this case, exactly what would be his grounds? That the Braves deceived him in some way? That they breached his contract? That they were obliged to put him on the 25-man roster? That Frank Wren is just a big ol’ meanie?
Rosenthal: “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