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Earlier this morning, it was reported that the Atlanta Braves will make a major announcement today at 3:30pm. Naturally, I wondered what it could be. Did Teixeria get an extention beyond 2008? Did they quietly change course and resign Andruw Jones? Was it discovered that Julio Franco was actually a childhood friend of Jesus of Nazareth?

According to Ken Rosenthal, it’s none of the above. It appears that John Schuerholz is stepping down as General Manager of the Braves.

The architect of the Atlanta teams that won 14 straight division titles as well as the Kansas City Royals teams of the 1980s seems to be calling it quits at the age of 67.

It has been rumored that Schuerholz is a prime candidate to replace Bud Selig as Commissioner of MLB in 2009.

This could, of course, also create further speculation regarding free agent Tom Glavine, who reportedly became upset with Schuerholz last year for revealing in his memoir Built to Win a private conversation that the two men had exchanged after Glavine signed his contract with the Mets in 2002 during which the 300-game winner expressed immediate regret for leaving Atlanta*.

*Although I think he was going back either way  

One Response to “The End of an Era… We Think.”

  1. Coley Ward says:

    The AJC says Jon Schuerholz is going to be president of the Braves. That’s good news for Jonathan Schuerholz, Jon’s son, who is no doubt due for a promotion to the bigs despite, you know, sucking.

    http://umpbump.com/press/its-good-to-be-a-schuerholz/

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