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Stay or go? Mets pitcher Glavine files for free agency

11/10/2006 - MLB Tom Glavine New York Mets + more

NEW YORK -- Mets pitcher Tom Glavine filed provisionally for
free agency Thursday, still uncertain whether he wants to stay in
New York or try to go back to the Atlanta Braves.

Glavine has until Friday to exercise a $7.5 million player
option, and the Mets have until Nov. 20 to exercise a $14 million
team option. The options carry a $3 million buyout and both are
likely to be declined.

His agent, Gregg Clifton, has had preliminary discussions with
the Mets about a new deal.

San Diego left-hander David Wells, another Clifton client, also
filed Thursday. A total of 171 players have filed since the World
Series, and eight more potentially are eligible to file by
Saturday's deadline.

Cubs right-hander Wade Miller, who had filed Oct. 30, agreed
Thursday to a one-year contract to remain in Chicago.

Free agents can start discussing money with all teams beginning
Sunday, the day before the annual general managers' meetings open
in Naples, Fla.