Glavine declines $7.5 million option; Mets to do same

NEW YORK -- New York Mets pitcher Tom Glavine declined his
$7.5 million option Friday, and New York is expected to turn down
its $14 million option before the Nov. 20 deadline.

Glavine, who filed provisionally for free agency Thursday, will
get a $3 million buyout if the Mets decline their option. He isn't
sure yet whether he wants to stay in New York or try to go back to
the Atlanta Braves.

The 40-year-old left-hander was 15-7 with a 3.82 ERA this year
and became the team's ace when Pedro Martinez got hurt. Martinez is
expected to miss the first half of next season following shoulder

Glavine has a 290-191 record in 20 major league seasons.