Lieber signs with Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies signed right-hander Jon Lieber to a three-year, $21 million contract Wednesday.

Phillies name Charlie Manuel manager

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Charlie Manuel was named manager of the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, suceeding Larry Bowa, who was fired in September.

Phillies to keep Wagner, Rodriguez

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies Friday picked up the options on two pitchers, including closer Billy Wagner.

Phillies fire Manager Larry Bowa

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Larry Bowa was fired Saturday as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Thome needs splint, not surgery

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 8 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies reported Monday that slugger Jim Thome needs a splint for a broken finger but will not require surgery.

Phillies, Millwood agree to 1-year deal

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Pitcher Kevin Millwood and the Philadelphia Phillies have a one-year $11 million deal in a compromise reached Tuesday.

Phillies, Millwood agree to one-year deal

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Pitcher Kevin Millwood and the Philadelphia Phillies reached a contract agreement Tuesday, the team announced.

Dan Plesac retires

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Lefthanded reliever Dan Plesac of Philadelphia announced his retirement Thursday, five days after he was offered salary arbitration.

Phillies re-sign Todd Pratt

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have avoided arbitration with Todd Pratt, signing the backup catcher to a one-year contract worth $875,000 plus performance bonuses.

Phillies get Wagner from Astros

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired veteran closer Billy Wagner from the Houston Astros.

Padilla injured in fatal car crash

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Pitcher Vicente Padilla of the Philadelphia Phillies is recuperating from injuries suffered in a car crash in his native Nicaragua.

Wade gets contract extension

PHILADELPHIA, July 20 (UPI) -- General Manager Ed Wade of Philadelphia has been given a contract extension through 2005.

Millwood beats arbitration deadline

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Kevin Millwood's initial season with the Philadelphia Phillies promises to be a lucrative one.

Randy Wolf signs with Phillies

NASHVILLE, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Randy Wolf, one of the Philadelphia Phillies' most durable pitchers, avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing on a four-year contract worth $22.5 million.

Phillies re-sign Dan Plesac

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies took a step toward shoring up their bullpen Saturday, re-signing lefthander Dan Plesac to a one-year, $2 million contract.
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Ed Wade

Ed Wade (born January 31, 1956) is the current General Manager of the Houston Astros. Currently ranked the 29th best general manager in Sports Illustrated.

Wade started his baseball career in 1977 as an intern in the Phillies public relations department. In 1977, he was named public relations assistant for the Astros and was promoted to public relations director in 1979, replacing Kenneth "Flannel" Mung. In 1981, he left Houston to become the public relations director for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he remained with that club for five seasons.

In 1986, Wade returned to Houston to work as an associate for Tal Smith Enterprises, a firm that has provided consulting services to 26 of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs. The most recognized functions have been in the preparation of arbitration cases, the financial appraisal of franchise, contract negotiations and other baseball-related matters.

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