Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is joining with movie producer Thomas Tull in an attempt to buy the San Diego Padres.
Gwynn said Monday that it's too early to say what his role will be, beyond offering advice and insight, while stressing that he's still the coach at his alma mater, San Diego State.
Gwynn met with Tull in San Diego last week and said he's spoken with him several times since.
''I'm throwing my hat in with Thomas. I think he's the right guy,'' Gwynn said after his Aztecs practiced on Monday. ''I'm the coach at San Diego State and plan on continuing doing that. But I really liked what he had to say. I'm excited. And believe me, it takes a lot to get me excited. He definitely has some ideas about what he wants to do and how he wants to do it. The biggest thing is, he wants to win. He ain't getting this to say he has the club. He wants to win.''
Tull, the chairman and CEO of Legendary Entertainment, is among at least five people interested in buying the Padres from majority ...