The secret agent of the Philadelphia Phillies has returned home.
Former Astros GM Ed Wade, who pretty much dealt three of the organizations top players at the time to the Phillies during his tenure, was hired by the Phillies.
His role in Philadelphia will be a special consultant in the Phillies operations department. That will include some scouting and assisting in the arbitration negotiations.
Seeing as one remark was already technically made, Wade had this to say to his skeptics who felt the Phillies fleeced Wade in their deals for Brad Lidge, Roy Oswalt and Hunter Pence.
“I’m prepared for the remarks that I only traded with the Phillies so Ruben (Amaro, Jr.) would give me a job if I got fired,” Wade said.