His defiance of the manager, the pitching coach, me, and especially the organization led us to this decisionAstros waive pitcher Shawn Chacon Jun 26, 2008
I don't think there is any question that it's the right moveRandy Wolf to have elbow surgery Jun 23, 2005
Urbina is a quality relief pitcher who gives us depth on a key part of our clubPhillies acquire Urbina from Tigers Jun 08, 2005
Jon's been an all-star-Star, a 20-game winner and a workhorse throughout his careerLieber signs with Phillies Dec 08, 2004
Charlie has the great ability to communicate with his players and build relationships with them, yet he demands excellencePhillies name Charlie Manuel manager Nov 04, 2004
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.