After 17 years, and an unprecedented 12 consecutive division titles, Atlanta Braves general manager John Schuerholz, the man John Rocker said had "the worst case of Little Man Syndrome I've ever met," has resigned from the Braves.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the full story.

The team's venerable general manager will announce this afternoon that he's resigning after 17 seasons with the Braves, and handing over the reins to top assistant Frank Wren, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Manager Bobby Cox is returning for at least one more season, but his longtime boss is not.

We've always thought that if Schuerholz would have been the GM in Boston or New York, he'd be on the cover of Forbes every month. Of course, he also would have been fired three or four times. The new GM is Frank Wren. The Braves are, obviously, never going to be the same.

Schuerholz Calling It Quits [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]