Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Former Houston Astros general manager Ed Wade will discuss his dismissal from the team a day after he and team president Tal Smith were fired in the first major changes by new owner Jim Crane. Wade, who was hired in September 2007, is scheduled to talk to the media Monday at 7:30 p.m. EST. The firings came less than a week after the sale of the team from Drayton McLane to Crane was officially completed last Tuesday, a transaction that requires the franchise to move from the NL Central to the AL West in 2013. The search for a new general manager will begin immediately. Assistant general manager Dave Gottfried will serve as interim GM, but will not be considered for the permanent job. Houston had one winning season under Wade and dropped to a franchise-worst 56-106 this season.
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