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Ed Wade Hired As Astros GM

Jayson Stark confirms it: Ed Wade is the new Astros GM.  Wade came in for his second interview today.

The Phillies promoted Wade to GM in December of 1997, and fired him in October of 2005 after the team failed to reach the playoffs during that span.


An attempt to compile some of Wade's bigger moves (I've yet to form an opinion on his overall performance):

  • 12-23-97: Traded Mickey Morandini to Cubs for Doug Glanville
  • Failed to sign J.D. Drew; drafted Pat Burrell first overall in 1998
  • 11-19-98: Traded Ricky Bottalico and Garrett Stephenson to Cardinals for Ron Gant, Jeff Brantley, and Cliff Politte
  • 11-13-98: Traded Jerry Spradlin for Chad Ogea
  • 5-5-99: Traded Paul Spoljaric to Blue Jays for Robert Person
  • Drafted Brett Myers 12th overall in 1999
  • 11-10-99: Traded Steve Montgomery, Carlton Loewer, and Adam Eaton to Padres for Andy Ashby
  • 12-7-99: Signed Mike Jackson to be closer (spent entire year on DL)
  • 7-12-00: Traded Ashby to Braves for Jimmy Osting and Bruce Chen
  • Drafted Chase Utley 15th overall in 2000
  • 7-26-00: Traded Curt Schilling to Diamondbacks for Omar Daal, Nelson Figueroa, Travis Lee, and Vicente Padilla
  • 7-29-00: Traded Gant to Angels for Kent Bottenfield
  • Drafted Gavin Floyd 4th overall in 2001
  • Fired Terry Francona, hired Larry Bowa
  • 2000: Signed Ricky Bottalico, Rheal Cormier, and Jose Mesa
  • 1-29-01: Signed Paul Byrd
  • 6-5-01: Traded Byrd to Royals for Jose Santiago
  • Drafted Ryan Howard in 5th round in 2001
  • 7-27-01: Traded Chen for Dennis Cook and Turk Wendell
  • Signed Terry Adams
  • 7-29-02: Traded Scott Rolen for Bud Smith, Mike Timlin, and Placido Polanco
  • Drafted Cole Hamels 17th overall in 2002
  • 2-20:02: Signed Bobby Abreu to five-year, $64MM extension
  • 11-24-02: Signed David Bell to a four-year, $17MM contract
  • 12-3-02: Signed Jim Thome to a six-year, $85MM contract in December 2002
  • 12-20-02: Traded Johnny Estrada to Braves for Kevin Millwood
  • 2-3-03: Signed Pat Burrell to a six-year, $50MM contract in February 2003
  • 11-3-03: Traded Brandon Duckworth, Taylor Buchholz, and Ezequiel Astacio to Astros for Billy Wagner
  • 12-3-03: Traded Carlos Silva, Nick Punto, and a PTBNL to Twins for Eric Milton
  • 12-9-03: Signed Tim Worrell in December 2003
  • Drafted Greg Golson 21st overall in 2004
  • 8-9-04: Traded Elizardo Ramirez, Javon Moran and Joe Wilson for Cory Lidle
  • 12-3-04: Traded Felix Rodriguez to Yankees for Kenny Lofton
  • 12-8-04: Signed Jon Lieber to a three-year, $21MM contract in December of 2004
  • 12-13-04: Selected Shane Victorino from Dodgers in Rule V draft
  • 5-14-05: Traded Marlon Byrd to Nationals for Endy Chavez
  • 6-8-05: Traded Placido Polanco to Tigers for Ugueth Urbina and Ramon Martinez
  • 6-13-05: Signed Jimmy Rollins to a five-year, $40MM extension in June 2005


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