Found November 28, 2011 on Fangraphs:
Episode 104 Managing Editor Dave Cameron discusses not only the trade of John Jaso to the Mariners from the Rays in exchange for reliever Josh Lueke, and also the firing of Ed Wade, but also takes an analytical — and yet still decidedly personal — look at his illness and subsequent treatment. Don...

Jaso Happy To Be With Mariners, Blames 2011 On Injuries

John Jaso is from northern California, so you can imagine he is pretty excited about being traded to the Seattle Mariners, telling Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times that he is “very excited about that.” He also explained why he struggled so much in 2011… “I think it was a little bit of second year stuff…Defensively, I had a little bit of a groin issue and then my oblique...

Rays acquire Lueke from Mariners for Jaso

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-handed pitcher Josh Leuke and a player to be named later (or cash) from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catcher John Jaso, according to a Mariners' press release. “John gives us a left-handed-hitting catcher with some big league time who is still young,” Mariners' GM Jack Zduriencik said. “His left-handed bat will be a nice...

Astros relieve president of baseball operations Tal Smith, GM Ed Wade of duties

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Mariners trade rookie pitcher Josh Lueke to the Rays

Seattle Mariners fans rejoice. We have a guy who can possibly replace Miquel Olivo at the catching position. In comes catcher John Jaso from the Tampa Bay Rays for rookie pitcher Josh Lueke. He who was acquired from the Rangers in the Cliff Lee deal.

Tampa Bay Rays raise some disturbing questions with acquisition of Josh Lueke

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Firing of Ed Wade, Tal Smith Not Surprising With New Owners For Astros

A decision was said to be coming shortly after Thanksgiving, and the new owners of the Astros came through. On Sunday night, the club announced that GM Ed Wade and President of Baseball Operations, Tal Smith, had been fired. Given the new ownership of the club, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise. According to Jon Heyman of, Smith was compensated by then owner Drayton...

Ed Wade Dissed and Dismissed

The Astros have finally figured out what the Phillies already knew...Ed Wade sucks. Wade has been relieved of his duties as Houston's General Manger. After trading the Phillies Lidge, Oswalt, and Pence the cupboards are bare, so I am not sad to see him go. I suspect he doesn't find an employer anytime soon, unless it's at Target or K-Mart.Stuff:*Jimmy Rollins turned...

The John Jaso Family Of Hitters

Since Jaso’s value is primarily tied to how well he hits – and he didn’t hit very well last year – I decided to look and see how players with similar skillsets have fared over the last 10 years in order to give us a better understanding of what kind of results should be expected given this particular blend of abilities. To create a list of comparable player seasons, I isolated...

Astros fire Ed Wade & Tal Smith: The new era begins

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Ex-GM Wade to explain firing from Astros (AP)

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...

Astros fire GM, president in search of 'fresh start'

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros have fired general manager Ed Wade and team president Tal Smith.

The End of Fleecing Ed?

Early Monday, news broke that the Ed Wade -- the General Manager of the Houston Astros -- would be let go following another lackluster season for the soon-to-be-American-League team. This news, of course, comes as no surprise to Phillies fans, who had the displeasure of having Wade as their GM from 1998 through 2005, where he captained many a team with high expectations but was...

Prepare Yourself For Another Round Of Andrew Friedman Rumors

At this point, all signs point to Andrew Friedman being back with the Rays in 2012. But late last night, the Houston Astros announced that they have fired General Manager Ed Wade. And while it is certainly a long-shot, expect the Astros to reach out to Friedman sometime this week to gauge his interest. Earlier this year we heard that the Astros new owner Jim Crane is “infatuated...

Astros Obtain Permission To Interview Friedman

The Astros obtained permission to interview Rays executive VP of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, according to Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle. The Astros have asked to interview a handful of candidates, but Friedman, a Houston native, is clearly their top choice, according to Justice. The team dismissed GM Ed Wade less than two weeks after owner Jim Crane completed...

Astros Expected To Dismiss GM Wade

The Astros are expected to announce major changes Monday, including the dismissal of GM Ed Wade, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter).
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