The Mets can breathe a tremendous sigh of relief now that Tom Glavine has signed a one year deal with a vesting option for a second year. (The option kicks in if Glavine pitches 160 innings and the value increases the more innings he pitches.) Glavine signed the deal after the Atlanta Braves made his decision much easier by not making an offer.
The Mets still have work to do on the rotations, however. Omar Minaya may say he is content with a front end of Glavine and Orlando Hernandez followed by whoever plays best out of the collection of John Maine, Oliver Perez, Mike Pelfrey, Philip Humber and Brian Bannister until Pedro Martinez is ready to return at midseason but I’d be hard pressed to believe that. More likely Minaya is saying that to make it look like he doesn’t feel desperate for something in order to not tip his hand in negotiations with prospective free agents (Barry Zito?) or in trade talks.