Baseball Crank
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September 25, 2003
BASEBALL: Living Down To Expectations

Tom Glavine leaves tonight's game without a chance for a decision, which should cap off his season's record at 9-14. Here's what I predicted on December 5, 2002 following the Glavine signing:

Glavine likely has one horrible train wreck of a year coming, with a revival to a battered veteran squeezing out one last good in in 2004 or 2005. At best, he's Kevin Appier all over again . . . This contract will probably do in Glavine's bid for 300 wins: you heard it here first, he's going 7-15 in 2003.

Well, looks like I was a little pessimistic, but not by much. And we've got three more years of Glavine to look forward to.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:13 PM | Baseball 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

I know you're not listing all the predictions you got wrong, but that Glavine prediction was a good one-most people seemed to think that Glavine would be a large part of the reason the Mets would win the East. My brother did predict, as you did, that signing with the Mets would likely guarantee that Tom would never reach 300 wins, but I didn't hear any professional commentators saying that.

Posted by: John Salmon at September 26, 2003 1:43 PM
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