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Astros extend GM Ed Wade through 2012

Feb 20, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

You’re reading that correctly. After committing nearly $30 million to Pedro Feliz, Brandon Lyon, Brett Myers, Jason Michaels, Geoff Blum and Brian Moehler this offseason, the Astros have extended the contract of general manager Ed Wade through the 2012 season, reports Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. An official announcement is expected later this afternoon.

Wade was entering the final year of a three-year contract. During his tenure in Houston, Wade pulled off the trade for speedster Michael Bourn as well as Randy Wolf, who helped the Astros make a late season push in 2008. It’s tempting to jump all over the general manager for the offseason moves mentioned above, but I firmly believe that Drayton McLane’s refusal to legitimately rebuild makes Wade look slightly worse than he really is.

  1. Bensdad00 - Feb 20, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    I’m all for executives using their familiarity of former employers to benefit their new masters, but should any team really be trying to recreate the 2003-6 Phillies (woo-hoo 86 wins a year!) five years later??

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