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Astros GM Ed Wade gets two year contract extension; Assistants re-upped for an additional year

Drayton McLane has given Ed Wade a two year contract extension, meaning he'll be our GM until 2012. Alyson Footer tweets that assistant GMs David Gottfried, Ricky Bennett and Bobby Heck were each given one year extensions through 2011.

Wade has had mixed results in my book over the past two seasons, but the organization is definitely trending upwards (yes, I realize it couldn't go down much further) and as the man in charge, Ed should get the lion's share of the credit.

He brought in Bobby Heck, acquired our starting center fielder, traded for LaTroy Hawkins and Randy Wolf which pushed us into the thick of the Wild Card chase in 2008, and re-emphasized player development.

On the downside, Wade does have a penchant for overpaying for relief pitching, he probably jumped the gun in signing Pedro Feliz in December and seems to love veteran presence a little too much.

Who cares what I think though. What do y'all think?


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