Brian McTaggart is reporting that Ed Wade has received an extension through 2012. Wade's contract was up after the 2010 season.
This is ultimately good news for Brad Mills, whose two-year deal includes an option for 2012. If the Astros don't go 40-122, given that Ed Wade will be around through that option year, Mills should be given a fair shake to be the manager for a while.
This is the type of stability a rebuilding team (even if it doesn't look like they're rebuilding to anybody else but us) needs.