Appreciating Ed Wade

Updated: November 29, 2011, 1:58 PM ET
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

When I walked into his office at the end of the 2002 season, it was safe to say I wasn't of sound mind. My father had passed away about a month earlier, I was agitated about how I was used during the season, and to top it off, I was a free agent coming off a year which created clear questions about my opportunities to ever be a starter again.

I am sure Ed Wade, fired by the Astros on Sunday, had a lot of things on his plate that day as the general manager of the Phillies. But he cleared ...

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