Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 12/20/11
Brad Lidge, Roy Oswalt and Hunter Pence. While former Phillies General Manager Ed Wade was serving in Houston in the same role, the Phillies made the playoffs every year when Wade was in Houston, who had one winning season in Wade’s first year, going 86-57 in 2008, the Astro’s only winning season. A recent change in ownership saw Ed Wade lose his job in Houston. Wade reportedly has come back to Philly as a scout. The first year Wade served as Houston’s GM, the Phillies won the World Series. Brad Lidge, shown in this classic Philadelphia image, hugs catcher Carlos Ruiz after recording the last out of the 2008 World Series. Lidge was one of three keys players traded to the Phillies by Wade. Coincidence?When Wade was fired recently, along with President Tal Smith, some time passed and Wade came back to the Phillies.What? As General Manager? Didn’t he do better in another city, trading away his best players for some prospects? Relax. Wade will be a scout for the Phillies. To see which “...
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