Astros Infographic: The Ballad of Ed Wade

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You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Let's see where former Astros general manager Ed Wade falls.

We take another step back into the time machine before the return of the Star-H. Before we proclaimed in "In Luhnow we Trust". When Carlos Lee and Miguel Tejada roamed the same field. Mike Hampton was once again an Astro.

It was a different time, a different team, and different owner. The holes in the roster where filled with expensive free agents and false hope from a retread player. Hometown players were sold for pennies on the dollar.

In reality, Wade's time as general manager wasn't all lopsided trade. The fruits of Wade's labor have appeared this season in the form of Jarred Cosart, Brett Oberholtzer and company. Let's take a look over his entire time in Houston.

  • The WAR stats (courtesy of Fangraphs) represent the time spent with the Astros or the team an former Astro was directly traded to.
  • Each trade is represents in two rows, the top row is the Astros return and bottom is players traded by the Astros.
  • The players are represented by players traded for first then players traded away- red is player 1, gold is player 2, white is player 3, grey is player 4, and black with red outline is player 5. A player with a zero WAR as is represented by a sliver of said color.

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