In the book, Schuerholz alleges that Glavine got cold feet after agreeing to a three-year, $35 million contract with the Mets and that, before actually signing the contract, had decided to return to the Braves, only to change his mind again.
“I’m a little upset about it,” a ticked-off Glavine said as he pounded the mitt. “I don’t think it’s anybody’s business. … I’m not going to deny that that conversation took place. But that’s it. That’s a business situation that should remain between the people that were involved.
“It’s interesting to me that for somebody who’s been so tight-lipped about everything that goes on in that organization — player transactions, this, that and the other thing — that I’m the only player that (Schuerholz) ever talked about when it comes to a negotiation. … But that’s his deal. That’s not mine.”
“You don’t leave somewhere that you’ve been for 16 years, where your family is entrenched, and make it an easy decision. That part I’ve never denied. What he writes in his book is his business.”