Astros' new owner fires GM

Ed Wade

So this is how the new boss of the Astros does it.

The ink isn't even dry on the deal that made Jim Crane the owner of the Astros and the head Minute Maid juicers…squeezed out.

Gone is Tal smith who has run the Astros under three sets of owners, spanning over 35 years. Most recently he was president of baseball operations under Drayton McLane.

Also gone is General Manager Ed Wade, who presided over the team that lost 106 games in 2011.

Was it Wade's fault?  Not totally, but the buck has to stop somewhere, right?

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