LOS ANGELES -- Malcolm I. Glazer, president of First Allied Corp. of Boynton Beach, Fla., has been trying to purchase the San Diego Padres from Tom Werner.
Glazer, 66, owns TV stations, real estate and stocks. He was recently an unsuccessful bidder for an NFL expansion franchise in Baltimore.
Sources say a Padres sale would be approved only if the team remains in San Diego and that no deal has been completed between Werner and Glazer.
The Padres' 1994 pace, meanwhile, projects to 120 losses, 10 more than in their first year of 1969. Outfielder Tony Gwynn accused some players of giving up the other day, and manager Jim Riggleman had a team meeting in which he reportedly said: "You guys are mad about people saying how awful you are, but they're right. You are awful."
Riggleman is expected to be replaced by Tim Flannery or Bruce Bochy.