Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ed Wade's extension tied to impending sale?

Jon Heyman's Daily Scoop has an out-loud question regarding Ed Wade's extension:

Maybe I'm being cynical, but I'm wondering if GM Ed Wade's two-year extension through 2012 is a clue that the Astros may be about to sell. It might be Drayton McLane's gift to Wade for being a good soldier (as opposed to a good GM) right before McLane unloads the team (and Wade). McLane has been in talks about selling the team to Harvey Schiller and Marc Isaacson.

What do you think?

4 comments:

Patrick said...

That's ridiculous. The opposite argument would make a whole lot more sense. The fact that he gave Wade a contract extension would make it seem like he does not plan to sell the team anytime soon.

An MLB franchise that gives a GM a contact extension through 2012 does NOT make said franchise more desirable to buy for potential suiters

Peanut said...

Wade's extension isn't indicative of a forthcoming sale. He was entering the final year of his contract and that it's customary to extend management past the current year, especially when the management is in favor with the higher-ups. I think it's safe to say that Drayton and Tal approve of Wade's performance thus far, so I wouldn't read too much into the extension.

Doesn't mean a sale won't happen, of course, but I just don't think the extension would have anything to do with it one way or the other.

jphelps said...

This is the kind of thing that happens before a sale. While he might not have any evidence (yet), if it walks like a duck and gets choke-slammed like a duck then...

The Constable. said...

+1 to everybody, because we have no idea what it means regarding the sale of the team. All points are valid.