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Tom Glavine
Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, 2014
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 71 of 1043 players
Thomas Michael Glavine
Born: March 25, 1966 at Concord, Mass.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 6.00 Weight: 185

Tom Glavine has been the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup 16 times, most recently on December 13, 2014.


First Mets game: March 31, 2003
Last Mets game: September 30, 2007

Brother of Mike Glavine

Winner of National League Cy Young award, 1991, 1998. (Atlanta Braves)

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Joanna Semsey
January 24, 2003
I always hated Tom Glavine when he pitched for the Braves against the Mets. He always seemed to be pitching in the big games. For example, Game 1 in the 1999 NLCS. He was pitching against Al Leiter and I believe the final score was 1-0 Braves. You know who won that series. The point is, he's a big game pitcher. A future hall-of-fame pitcher. And now he's ours. I know the Braves will regret giving him up without too much of a fight. I just know he'll bring his 11 straight years of postseasons to the Mets. And for hating him before, now you just got to love him. If he plays for us like he did Atlanta, I just know I will.

January 27, 2003
I just have a feeling there is something wrong with him, be it physically, emotionally or mentally for the Braves to let him go, and to the METS no less. Just another example in a long line of past their prime superstars that we end up with pitching at Shea. I hope I'm wrong, but we don't usually have the same kind of luck with guys like this that the Yankees had with that fat slob Roger Clemens.

Joanna Semsey
January 28, 2003
No, there's nothing wrong with Tom Glavine. but there IS something wrong with the Braves for letting him go so easily. My guess is that the Braves will regret this and rue the day that they let him go to the Mets. I bet he will pitch like the way he always has and be the pitcher the Mets know he can be.

April 1, 2003
OK people-Hate to say it but I TOLD YOU SO! He got creamed all spring training long, and he looked like crap yesterday. I DO NOT want to hear about how the cold weather affected him. Number one he beat the Phillies in cold weather opening day last year 7-2, and secondly the cold had no effect on the Cubs' pitching or hitting. Just look at the 15-2 score. There is something going on with him. Would the Braves let him go, and to the Mets no less? We've inherited all of their garbage pitchers like Greg McMichael and Brad Clontz. Hopefully he can turn things around down the line like Hampton did, but this Met fan is not counting on it.

Gregory Gewirtz
April 3, 2003
Glavine had a miserable first day, but he's been too good for too long for me to worry that he's lost his effectiveness already.

The contract may be a burden in a few years, but I still expect Glavine to be a cornerstone of the rotation for 2003 and 2004.

April 5, 2003
Tom Glavine 1973 baseball card
Tom Glavine has been, is, and always will be one of my favorite pitchers in the history of major league baseball. 242 career wins (46th all-time), a career 3.38 ERA (consistently leads the league in low ERA), two time Cy Young winner, MVP of the 1995 World Series, led the National League in wins four times, an eight time National League All-Star, and an all around great guy to have in the clubhouse. If someone can explain to me why the Braves would ever let a man of this status go, regardless of his age, I would love to know. Hopefully Tommy's success with the Braves will be duplicated with the Mets, if not improved....if that's even possible. As long as guys like Tom Glavine exist in major league baseball, the game's in good hands. Strike 'em out Tommy!

Joanna Semsey
April 16, 2003
There you go! Yesterday Tom Glavine pitched just as I knew he could. only 1 run in 6 innings. and in his last 2 starts his ERA is 1.00. that's not too bad at all. all he needed was to get used to a new team and to get settled in. I think he'll do just fine now, pitching like the pitcher who's going to be a Hall-of Famer.

April 17, 2003
Joanna-when I'm wrong I admit and so far I have been dead wrong, and I hoped I would be. He's been the one bright spot in this disaster of a young season. I hope he continues to prove me wrong time and time again and doesn't catch the disease that seems to run rampant through all stars that come to the Mets.

Mr. Sparkle
May 3, 2003
I love having this guy on the team. He's a pro, a hall of famer and a real steady player. Plus, stealing him from the Braves was awesome. Although 37 I didn't feel he was a gamble as I felt with Mo Vaughn and Jeremy Burnitz and most people felt about Cedeno. He knows how to pitch and is a pitcher's pitcher. I just hope with this poor start he doesn't regret coming here. I hope to see him win #300 in a Mets uniform. But when he does that can he chose to do it in something other than the hideous black uniform. I have heard that this year the starting pitcher picks the jersey for the next day. Every game Glavine has worn black. Yuck! You can tell he was not a Mets fan growing up. I hate those uniforms and it baffles me why he picks them. David Cone was the only one this year to pick pinstripes, the true Met uniform. I love you Glavine but the black has got to go!

Frank Grimes
May 27, 2003
Yeah he's a Hall of Famer but think about this: he's never pitched very well in the post season, and in the only two games this year you can consider as big, opening day and his first start back in Atlanta, he crapped the bed. Can he be the Armando Benitez of starting pitchers? Stay tuned...

June 30, 2003
Thirty-seven million over three years for a 5-8 record? He's so worth it. Not!

July 1, 2003
I'm afraid I'm going to have to revoke my apology to Joanna. He stinks. The Braves must have known about that cranky elbow of his. I knew I was right. He showed some flashes of his former greatness after the 15-2 opening day fiasco, but he seems to have settled into a losing pattern here, as I predicited earlier, this aquisition also seems to be a bust. I used to think the Mets were just cursed, the way they also seem to get great players that forget how to play when they arrive in Queens. Now I realize that they just don't research their players. I mean who signs someone like Mo Vaughn just based on a few swings in the batting cage? Even I look amazing when I hit in the batting cage. Being in a real game is a different story. They got so excited to get Glavine after all of these years, that they never bothered to see why he was available.

July 2, 2003
Shari knows I was in complete agreement with her on this from the get-go. If Goldman Sachs is selling stock, you want to sell stock, and the Braves have become the Goldman Sachs of baseball trading Tom Seaver put it best in spring training-- when looking at a 37 year old pitcher, you want to focus on how he did the 2nd half of the season. Well, Glavine got blown out the 2nd half of 2002, and there isn't much reason to expect anything different this year, unless of course his elbow just gives out and he shuts it down for the year. The only reason he didnt go to the Phillies is that the Mets ALSO signed his brother to play for Norfolk

Can you say we were tooled?

July 5, 2003
I'm a San Francisco Giants fan, and we loved Glavine in the playoffs last year. He lost twice to the Giants and looked bad. That might have been a sign that Tom wasn't the pitcher he used to be.

Mr. Sparkle
July 12, 2003
I'm not giving up on Glavine yet. This Questec thing is in his head and screwing him up at home. On the road he's been a very good pitcher so if he can get over the Questec thing and just pitch his game, he'll come out of it. He is a hall of famer but then again so was our boy Alomar. Glavine however is at least very professional and handles himself very well in an interview so at least he has his head on straight. You know he's giving 100% whereas Roberto was not. He wants 300 wins so I believe he'll work his way through this. We still have him for another 3 1/2 years so I believe he'll do what he has to to win in NY.

July 15, 2003
Mr. Sparkle I might be inclined to agree with you had the Braves not let him go after 15 years. They knew something was up with him either physically, mentally or both. You don't just trade away a future hall of fame lefty for the hell of it. Part of his problem are that he is 37 years old, and his body is starting to have 15 years of throwing pitches catching up to it, and I have to believe that mentally he feels like he was fired from his job with the Braves. I would lose my confidence if the team I pitched for year in and year out decided to trade me and not be any worse for wear. I know it would bother me if I was him. The Questec thing may be another small hinderance for him, but a veteran pitcher like him should be able to come up with a solution to getting his pitchers over without getting creamed. Glavine is just another example of the Mets getting All-Stars 10 years too late.

Frank Grimes
August 24, 2003
Art Howe has decided that Glavine can't pitch against the Braves so he has moved him up in the rotation for a day so that he will miss both series against the Braves since he has been killed by them 4 times in a row. Glavine agreed with the move saying the more time a team sees you the better they will be against you. That is bush league crap! If he can't handle pitching against the Braves he has no business being on a major league team. Get some nads and go out there and try to beat them instead of trying to hide from them!!! That is a loser's mentality.

Mr. Sparkle
October 11, 2003
Sure Tom had a dissapointing season but just think, if he were still on the Braves he would have been 14-10 with an ERA of 3.30 instead of 9-14 with an ERA of 4.52. Instead of 4 losses to the Braves he would have been 5-0 against the Mets- having not ducked the last Braves/Mets game. Maybe that would be a good selling point to get him back on the Braves.

October 15, 2003
Sure, he couldn't have beaten the Braves if the Braves' hitters went to the plate blindfolded. But the real game that sticks out in my head as to Glavine's incompetence in a Mets uniform was his start against the Yankees at Shea. Howe masterfully manipulated the pitching rotation (intentional sarcasm) to have Glavine go head to head against Yankee rookie Brandon Claussen. Hall of Famer versus major league debut. Well, Glavine goes out and gives up back to back home runs to Soriano and Jeter to start the game. Glavine couldn't blame those on shoddy outfield defense. He was disgustingly bad that night, looking more like Rich Rodriguez that future Hall of Famer.

This year his sinker didn't sink and his change-up didn't change speeds enough. I don't hold out much hope that Glavine will turn things around next year.

Joanna Semsey
December 2, 2003
Tom Glavine is a good veteran pitcher. He just had an off-year last season (what with injuries and pitching for a new team). I know he'll turn it around next season.

December 14, 2003
He did have a bad year in 2003, but he should turn things around next season. Tom is a great pitcher and he tries. He's not like Robbie Malomar who doesn't give a crap. When I think of Glavine the 2 words are winner and competitor. Lets remember the Glavine had no offense or defense behind him. Well he will be pitching in 04 with a younger and better team than the year before. Glavine should win around 15 games next year as the Mets may be in wildcard contention. So could 2004 be 1984 for the Mets?

January 9, 2004
Met fans should forgive Glavine for his poor 2003 performance. His season was marred with inconsistent play and poor attitudes from teammates, a shocking lack of professionalism especially to a future HOF like Glavine.

However, 2004 should be viewed differently. Glavine will have a younger and hungrier crop of teammates. As the staff ace - and a team leader - he must step up and lead this team. More importantly, Glavine cannot show lapses in important spots. He cannot set a bad tone on Opening Day by getting rocked again like the Cubs hit him last year. He cannot show complete ineptitude against his former team, the subsequent division leader. He cannot pitch poorly against the Yankees. The Mets cannot continue to rely on Trachsel and the other unproven starters to be a stopper. Glavine - and for that matter, Leiter - must make a stand in 2004 to shore up a pitching staff to succeed.

October 20, 2004
Tommy started off the season great, and had horrible luck. No matter how well he pitched something would go wrong dropped fly balls or the Mets didn't hit or the leaky pen would blow the game. Glavine was awful in the second half, and made all kinds of excuses for his bad luck. I tell ya I'd bet he'd crawl through barbed wire to go back to Atlanta.

Anthony R
April 7, 2005
Yuck! Get him OUT OF HERE! I can't stand that rotten face he has. He is the most un-enthusiastic player we've gotten yet. You can't tell me that he wants to be here. He HATES it here. You can see that with a blindfold on. Trade him to... or for ANYONE! He will be the first player I think of when looking back at the "cloudy and drizzly" Art Howe era.

Mr. Sparkle
April 19, 2005
Did you ever notice whenever he loses a game there a lot of pictures of him scratching his head? I swear every time I see his picture after a loss he's got his hand under his hat and he's scratching.

Wilpons = Dolans
April 27, 2005
I'm sorry, but as a result of the re-establishment of the proper outer edge of the strike zone, Tom Glavine has been totally and utterly exposed for what he has always been: a lackluster pitcher without any pitch other than a straight 88 mph fastball, but with the single skill to be able pitch it consistently 6-12 inches off the plate pitch after pitch.

People can talk all they want about how he isn't happy here, and failure certainly breeds discontent, but Tom's problem isn't his venue. It's that the umpires aren't calling that foot-outside strike for him anymore. Now that he has to actually put his straightball over the plate, he's getting hammered.

What's really amazing is to think that he has racked up over 250 wins in the major leagues and may even be knocking on the hall of fame based entirely on a fraudulent strike zone. I question if he even could have won 100 games with a real strike zone called on him through his career.

Frank Grimes
April 28, 2005
He blows too. He really does. 1-7 in 8 starts against his former team and a 9.36 ERA. It's hard to get 8 decisions in 8 starts but when you give up so many runs that your team can't come back, you're going to get the L.

Another mistake signing by the Mets. He still can throw a good game but I would never count on him in a big game- NO WAY. He's probably untradeable so maybe Willie should figure out which umpire is best to start him with to enhance his chances of winning since he can't pitch to a strict stike zone.

Wilpons = Dolans
April 29, 2005
Unless the wide strikezone comes back real soon, Tom's only hope is to (1) figure out how to get some movement on his batting practice fastball a la Pedro Martinez and (2) throw more offspead and breaking balls. He throws hardly any breaking balls, presumably because his breaking stuff is mediocre. Supposedly he has a great changeup, but either it can't be that great or he hardly throws it notwithstanding its greatness since when I watch him, all I see are 75-80% fastballs. Unfortunately, at this point in his career it's a little late to figure out a whole new way to pitch, and even if he lasts long enough to do it, he won't be a Met by the time he perfects a new approach.

Tom's a little like the dinosaurs...a sudden very big change in his environment has left him insufficient time to adapt before extinction.

Jonathan Stern
April 30, 2005
To quote Marvelous Marv, "I knew this was a bad idea."

See my first entry on Art Howe. If the guy could still pitch, the Braves would have done everything they could to keep him. If Glavine knew he could still pitch in 2003, he would have signed with the Phillies, who were far more ready to compete that year than were the Mets. Instead, he came to Club Met for money and losing, knowing full well that others on the team would be slammed harder by fans and reporters during the duration. You could see in his interview two days ago with Smoltz and in his constant hangdog look that his heart is still in Atlanta. Heck, his home is still there. The man has as much Met in him as David Wells.

It's bad enough that the Braves always beat us. But do they really have to do it in Mets blue and orange (or black, or white, or...)?

Tom Shannon
May 4, 2005
21-32 since joining the Mets, not to mention the fact that he is a combined 1-12 against the Phillies and Braves. Another Mets failure.

May 4, 2005
Definitely over the hill. Was just about there when he got here. Is there a chance we could sell his contract, for the ever popular "player to be named later" to an American League team? Isn't he part of the Franco/Leiter clubhouse decision making team?

Mr. Sparkle
May 4, 2005
After his bombing by the Phillies last night, he needs 133 innings to get next year kicked in on his contract. So, if he still sucks in August, cut him, and you don't have to worry about next year. What a disaster. Pitched well for the first half last year and part of 2003 but overall has been a disaster. He's walking guys like he was Victor Zambrano. I have more confidence in Jae Seo. There's no way Glavine will be a factor down the stretch if we need him so I'd rather have Heilman, Tracshel or another rookie pitching than him. Pathetic.

May 22, 2005
I watched Tom Glavine pitch for the Braves for years. He chalked up all those wins because he was always on a championship team. With all due respect Tom Glavine is a mediocre to sub-mediocre pitcher. He does not deserve to go in the Hall of Fame. He had a lot of luck going his way to obtain his life time wins but his pitching skill is still sub-par and mediocre.

June 13, 2005
I discovered Tom Glavine as a little 12 year old kid when I finally set down in front of the tv to discover what all the fuss was about the Atlanta Braves back in 1991. I've been hooked ever since, some 14 years later.

Sometimes I try to think back to the defining moment that made me become such a life-long fan of his, but I can't think of one thing. I think it's just really because of who he is. A talented ballplayer, who's passionate and a fierce competitor, who's intelligent, respectful, nice and just in general a good guy. I've had the pleasure of meeting him a few times and he's just been a total class act.

Now that I no longer live in Georgia and Tom no longer plays for the Braves, I rarely get to see him pitch anymore on tv or in person. But the few times I do, they are moments I definitely cherish.

I think I took it for granted in the past, always getting to see him pitch. Now, I think I savor those opportunities more.

I fully believe he'll wind up with the coveted 300 wins.

August 15, 2005
I hate the fact that he never acknowledges the fans when they cheer him as he walks off the mound after a good outing (if removed in the middle of an inning). Tom, those opportunities are (cough) dwindling fast.

Logan Swanson
August 15, 2005
Tom is an intelligent, classy guy.

Probably the sharpest Met pitcher intellectually since Seaver, as far as baseball smarts.

And he was a starter of the highest caliber for Atlanta.

You don't win as many games as Glavine did just because you have a good team behind you.

Glavine had impressive ERAs during those years.

What happened then?

Glavine's tenure in Metland reminds me of that of another lefthander from yesteryear, Randy Jones.

Granted, Randy Jones suffered some injuries before coming to New York.

But they were both slow pitch experts who outwitted, rather than overpowered batters.

Both, it seems, had lost their timing.

That is essential for offspead pitchers and junkballers.

And apparently, it's not easy to get your timing back.

And, as with Randy Jones, Glavine has not exactly taken a shine to the Big Apple, or the amateaurishness that is the present day Mets organization.

So, signing Glavine was money down a hole.

But then, even if Tom had contributed 15-17 wins per season, what difference would it have made?

The Mets are lacking in so many other areas, they wouldn't have made the playoffs anyway.

Mr. Sparkle
October 13, 2005
Glavine fianlly turned into the reliable pitcher we thought we were getting when we signed him. Too bad it took until the 3rd year to see him pitch his best. I was praying that he wouldn't get the innings to have next year kick in on his contract but he pitched very well from June on that he earned it. Now, that being said, if he can pitch the same way next year that will be great. I'm just not sure he'll be the same guy in '06. If he's as good, '06 should be a good year for everyone.

Earl McMahon
May 19, 2006
Glavine gave an interview where he said that, growing up, his hero was Rope Man from the Mighty Heroes. Who the hell is Rope Man, or for that matter, the Mighty Heroes?

David Klein
May 31, 2006
For the first few years of his Mets career I hated him, but he's turned it around the last year, and a half. Glavine's 15-8 since last July, and looking better than ever at 40!

June 9, 2006
Think about this, everyone: Tom Glavine just might be the last 300 game winner we ever see.

True, he still has several wins to go, but this plus one more good season should do it. Next to him, the only pitchers close to 300 are Mussina, Randy Johnson, and Pedro. But it doesn't look as if any of those guys will reach it. With bullpens, pitch counts and 6-inning starters being the norm for pitchers nowadays, there may not be another 300 game winner.

Now think about how many of those near-300 wins were against the Mets...

David Klein
July 16, 2006
At 40 years old he's looking better than ever, and has a great chance of winning the Cy Young.

David Klein
July 28, 2006
I put my foot in my mouth with my earlier comments Glavine's not being able to pitch well for more than half a season has been his MOas a Met. The bottom line is Glavine has not only pitched horribly the last five weeks, but he's come up very small in big spots where the team takes the lead, and he can't hold it.

Mitch Cohen
August 19, 2006
As I posted in an earlier comment, I have been an Atlanta Braves fan for 22 years, through good and bad. Although Tom pitches for the "enemy" now, and I still have some bad feelings about his leaving Atlanta, I have to give him credit for being one of the all time greatest pitchers in this game. My best memory of Tom is one, the most important game in Braves history, Game 6, 1995 World Series. Tom shuts out the mega powerful Cleveland Indians on one hit for eight innings, striking out eight, and combining with closer Wohlers, on the 1-0 victory, that gave my beloved Braves the World Championship. Quite frankly, Tom pitched one of the best games I've ever seen by a pitcher, working with the slimest of margins, that he didn't even get until a Dave Justice 6th inning homer. He gutted it out, to play a large part in giving the Braves their only World Series win. For this, I thank him, and I will always remember that night, October 28, 1995, and his big part in giving our team the one greatest moment that until now, we have not repeated.

September 8, 2006
I tend to think most of the comments about Glavine being an awful pitcher are unduly harsh. Quite frankly, he reminds me of Robin Roberts. Surely you can't judge Roberts' career by his dreadful 1961-1966 career, in which he went 48-56 with a sub-par ERA for the era. Glavine is admittedly fading, and is usually burnt out by the time the second half of the season rolls around, but to say the guy "sucks" and has been a "mediocre" pitcher his entire career is unfair. Comparisons to Rich Rodriguez I can best summarize as "silly." Is he an average to slightly below average pitcher with today's Mets? Yes. But has he been "awful" his entire career? No.

David Klein
December 10, 2006
Glavine pitched wonderfully in the playoffs, I'm glad he'll be back in 07.

Jonathan Stern
March 31, 2007
The man's heart is still with the Atlanta Braves. You know he would have gone back to them if they had been able to match the Mets money-wise. And I will not soon forget his role in wrecking the Mets of 2003 and 2004 (not to mention his brother Mike). That said, he pitched his heart out for us last year and it will be fun seeing him win #300 in a Mets uniform.

tom behlmer
July 17, 2007
Altough he will always be considered a Brave by everyone including himself we have to admit he has always given the Mets his best effort as evidenced by his willingness to turn his career around at age 40. He has worked with Rick Peterson on a new approach to pitching and the results are evident. He is well liked and respected in the clubhouse and by the young pitchers on the staff. I will be happy to see him win his 300th game with the Mets, something we were denied with our beloved Tom Seaver. He is a professional pitcher at the end of a distinguished career and although it hasn't been all good for him here in NY (2003-mid 2005) he has given us and NOT the Braves some pretty good moments the last 2 years.

August 1, 2007
Let me start off by saying I am not a Glavine fan. However, Willie you have to leave the man to let him get his 300th win. Glavine should have told Willie to get back in the dugout and let me finish the game.

Jamey Bumbalo
August 6, 2007
After watching Glavine win his 300th game last night, I wanted to see what's been posted about him here. I'm kind of surprised by the many harsh comments. I'm especially shocked at the comments that say he's only mediocre and only won so many games because the Braves were so good while he played with them. You don't win 300 games without being an excellent pitcher and being able to endure for a long time (see Early Wynn and Phil Niekro, both of whom pitched for many years for bad ballclubs). Sure, he'll always be thought of more as a Brave than as a Met (and I really expected him to resign with Atlanta over the winter). Yes, his time with the Mets hasn't been the apex of his career, but he's given every start 100%. Also, I give him credit for being willing to change his approach to adapt to his declining skills (as he explained on ESPN last night). He seems to throw a lot of slow junk, but it's working well enough. Last, Tom Glavine has showed consummate class during his career, especially during the hoopla about his 300th win. Congratulations, Tom, and thanks for giving the Mets all you have.

armando looper
August 29, 2007
I'm happy about 300 wins, but he scares me against good patient teams, like the Braves. Hide him behind Duque and Perez.

September 30, 2007
Today's performance was beyond wretched. It erased the memory of anything good he ever did here.

October 1, 2007
Glavine ended his Met career the same way he started it--getting blown out.

October 1, 2007
I'd hate to think that this is the way I'm going to remember Tom Glavine. Walking off the field with his head down after giving up 7 runs while only recording one out in the first. Over the last 2 years he's given us a lot of good, quality starts, especially in the playoffs last year. This really was a shame, and it may be time to move on and look for younger starting pitchers. Good luck Tom, and thanks for everything!

October 4, 2007
I have only had my heart broken once by a woman. Her name was Tom Glavine. I still can't comprehend what happened.

Joe Figliola
October 4, 2007
I quote Johnny Rotten when I look upon Glavine's Met career: "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"

Although he pitched a couple of nice games in his five years with the Mets, the bottom line is that he wasn't what he was when he was with the Braves.

I have a Glavine bobblehead. When the Toys for Tots people come around this Christmas, you can be sure that I will donate it to them.

He had the chance to cement himself into Met history. Instead, he contributed to Met misery.

Glavine is a fraud.

Mr. Sparkle
October 7, 2007
The fact that Tom said' "I'm not devastated" after crapping the bed in his last start as a Met, giving up 7 runs in only 1/3 of an inning in the game they got eliminated in, he reminds me of Kevin McReynolds' duck hunting comment. I get it Tom, there are more important things in life than baseball. But when you are talking in the context of baseball, it was a devastating loss. We all realize real life is more important but again, in the context of the baseball world it was a devastating loss. His next to last start was horrible too. Tom had a so-so 5 years in NY. He had some positives and some negatives. He's a Hall of Famer but he ended his career in Flushing on a very down note and with very little respect towards the fans. Hope we pound you in Atlanta next year. Thank you Kevin McReynolds.

Jonathan Stern
October 8, 2007
I watched Tom's post-choke press conference and I remember thinking: "You could have considered lying!"

Shickhaus Franks
October 15, 2007
A few thoughts about Tom Glavine: I can still remember his 1st start on that FREEZING afternoon in 2003 when he was pounded by the Cubs, he should have handled Sosa and Co. easily since he's from Massachusetts and played ice hockey for crying out loud (even drafted by the LA Kings). Also, when they had the ceremony for his 300th win, one of his sons was wearing a KISS t-shirt. For crying out loud, his dad was being honored and HE DOESN'T DRESS FOR THE OCCASION!!! At least, Pedro Martinez's family dressed up when he was honored for his 3000th K. And lastly, Tom's final start as a Met (see ya in the land of Deliverance, TG) was about as brutal as Frank Vincent aka Billy Bats getting killed in "Goodfellas".

November 19, 2007
Good riddance carpetbagger. So you just signed back with the Braves for less money than your employers of the last 5 years offered. How noble of you. Yes it is true that you gave the Mets some good starts and professionalism the last few years you were here, and even managed to pitch some good innings in the 2006 playoffs. However, your epitaph with the Mets will forever be as the guy who couldn't do the job when we absolutely needed you most. And then you shrugged your shoulders as if it didn't matter and left to go home. Whatever happened to that "unfinished business" you talked about the last two years? As in, if we don't win it all or at least make it to the World Series, there might be "unfinished business" that would make you return? What a bunch of talk. Unfinished business huh? Hey, why don't you run for office? You should be ashamed of the way your Mets career came to an end, and you should publicly apologize to all Mets fans. Edgardo Alfonzo took out a full page in a newspaper following the '02 season, thanking the fans for his time in N.Y. You should do the same, to apologize. C'mon, you're never at a loss for words. Good riddance carpetbagger.

November 19, 2007
I was disappointed to see Glavine gushing all over the Braves today, and saying he'd retire before playing elsewhere.

Mr. Sparkle
November 25, 2007
I keep hearing people ask how the Mets are going to replace Tom Glavine. Please. Tom pitched in 34 games so he is durable, but he averaged 5.2 innings per start, hardly workhorse numbers. He pitched very well at times, and very poorly other times. his last two starts in particular were poor, costing the Mets the playoffs, so I do not consider him a money pitcher at this point in his career. He also had an ERA of 4.45 and a WHIP of 1.41, neither statistic could be considered anything other than average. His BA against was a poor .286 and lefties, yes lefties, hit .326 against him. So the best thing he has going for him is that he doesn't get hurt. I kinda wish he got hurt before his last start. Jose Lima would have done a better job.

December 6, 2007
You know, I really used to like Tom Glavine. Heck, I was at game two of the NLDS when he threw six shutout innings to help the Mets to a 4-1 win. But, after what happened his last three starts this past season and his seemingly shrug your shoulders attitude after the collapse, I find myself feeling nothing but resentment towards him. When the last game was over, I wished the fans had thrown all the garbage on the field and the Shea personnel have the Mets clean it all up.

Bob Haggerty
December 13, 2007
1/3 of inning defined your entire Mets career. I will boo you the day you enter the HOF.

John 17
August 28, 2008
Was glad when the Mets got him and gladder to see him leave. Now he really seems finished. At least he won't have to carry the contents of his locker too far when he cleans it out. Ironically, both he and Piazza will probably enter the HOF on the same day!

Vinze the PM
October 6, 2008
Nibble, nibble, nibble, nibble, nibble, ball three, nibble, nibble. Annoying isn't it?

Big Rudy
June 1, 2009
Where to start? If I were him, I couldn't live with myself after 2007.

Brilliant pitcher, terrible finish.

February 15, 2010
The Mets would not have won the division in 2006 without Glavine. And he did win his 300th game in a Mets uniform, the only pitcher ever to do so. That's something the Braves can never take away from the Mets.

Feat Fan
February 17, 2010
Hated him as a Brave, despised him as a Met. Hope that he doesn't wind up in the HOF but he probably will.

July 1, 2010
One of the biggest wastes of money in Mets history. Ended his Mets career the way he started.

jim corsair
December 6, 2010
My least favorite Met of all time. I hope everyone agrees.

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