Good news today for the first of our former aces:
Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz announced today that former pitcher and future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine has been named as Special Assistant to the President.
Glavine, 43, will assist Schuerholz on various baseball and business projects and will, on occasion, work on special assignments for Executive Vice President & General Manager Frank Wren and Manager Bobby Cox.
In addition to his baseball operations duties, Glavine will serve as an occasional guest for the Braves Radio Network Pre-Game Show, and will serve as a guest analyst for selected games on the Braves Radio Network. He will also join broadcasters Chip Caray and Joe Simpson as a guest analyst for Sunday home games televised by FOX Sports South.
Hopefully this is the route that John Smoltz will take as well, though it looks like he still wants to try and pitch at least one more year. This should be a great way to work Glavine into the fold of the organization. He still retains his connection with the fans by participating in weekly broadcasts, but he also assumes some front office duties. Good move by the Braves front office, keeping one of the real smart baseball guys in the organization.