Astros fire GM Ed Wade, prez Tal Smith
HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros fired general manager Ed Wade and team president Tal Smith on Sunday night in the first of the changes promised by new owner Jim Crane.
The moves come 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.
In a news conference on the day owners approved the sale on Nov. 17, Crane vowed to meet with all the ...
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