Quite the afternoon for the usually stoic Atlanta Braves:
- Waive HOF-to-be Tom Glavine, right as he was about to be called up to the big club in a move deemed "not a business decision" but rather a "performance decision". Good luck selling that to fans. Dumping Glavine a 2nd time, especially this way, seems cruel and cold.
- In the wake of Glavine's departure, uber-prospect Tommy Hanson will start on Saturday. Fantasy fans, if you don't have him already, go get him. Seriously, go. Then come back.
- Trade three prospects for Nate McLouth. Pittsburgh is rebuilding and sending away one of the guys who were leading the rebuilding process is a good move? Yeah, talk about a tough sell to the good fans of Pittsburgh. Various blogs weigh in here.
I thought the Braves were obligated -- out of both a sense of history and based on Glavine's commitment to rehab and apparent, though qualified success -- to at least give him a chance to pitch.