Monday, May 7, 2012


Reports in the mainstream media have Peter O'Malley attempting to buy the Padres, with an intent to complete the deal by the All-Star break. I think the reports are solid.

I am not optimistic, however, that O'Malley will succeed in buying the Padres if there are other legitimate bidders. I'm not sure Bud Selig would put his weight behind an O'Malley bid.


  1. Who do you think buys the team? Gilbert and Cohen would seem to be the favorites.

  2. I wonder if Bud Selig would back Peter O'Malley too. When Selig announced the cancellation of the World Series in 1994, O'Malley was very vocal in opposition. That was Selig's first crisis as acting Commissioner, and I doubt he appreciated the criticism.

  3. Trying to read between the lines from your previous pieces, Selig already knows who he wants (as does Reinsdorf). Do you think O'Malley would be a good owner IF he was successful in his attempt?