Ed Wade

It's time we give credit to Ed Wade for changing the franchise

After a day of voting on the 94WIP Awards, Pat Gillick is running away with Best GM of the 2000s while his predecessor, Ed Wade, remains an afterthought. Considering how he retooled a historically bad franchise into a winner all while building a championship foundation, Wade might be the most underrated general manager in recent history. By the time he was fired after eight years, Wade left the team in a drastically different place than he found it.