The Astros have extended the contract of GM Ed Wade through 2012, reports MLB.com's Brian McTaggart. The official announcement is expected later today.
Wade is entering his third full season as Houston's general manager. His most notable pickups include Michael Bourn, Jose Valverde, Miguel Tejada, LaTroy Hawkins, Ivan Rodriguez, Matt Lindstrom, and Brandon Lyon. You can find his full trade history here, courtesy of Brendan Bianowicz.
Under Wade, the Astros are exactly .500 with a 166-166 record. Before becoming Houston's general manager, he held the same position with the Phillies for eight years.