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Astros give Ed Wade 2-year extension

Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Astros have given general manager Ed Wade a two-year extension through the 2012 season. The deal is an extension off of his original contract, which was signed in 2007.

"We feel this is very appropriate," owner Drayton McLane said. "Ed is an outstanding baseball man. He’s organized and has surrounded himself with a good, solid staff. Much of the work Ed did in Philadelphia had a lot to do with them becoming a champion. We feel he has us moving in the right direction to be a champion as well."

Wade is largely responsible for the influx of young players in Philadelphia - Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Cole Hamels, to name a few - and the Astros hope that Wade can fill the thin Astros farm system with talented youth.