New York Yankees and the Most Valuable Teams in Baseball 2015

The New York Yankees Are The Richest Team In Baseball (As Usual)

The New York Yankees Are The Richest Team In Baseball (As Usual)

Just a few years ago, the question was, “Which Major League Baseball teams are worth a billion dollars?” Now it’s, “Which teams aren’t?”

Sports List of the Day has been analyzing Forbes‘ annual baseball valuation survey for several years now, checking out the year-over-year growth – and it’s just always positive, but never so much as in 2015.

We’re talking hefty jumps in value from 2014 – like the $1.0 billion (!) increase in the value of the reigning (and 2010 and 2012) World Champion San Francisco Giants. Clearly, it pays to go all the way.

Back in 2011, only one team was even worth a billion (the New York Yankees at $1.7B). Today, 15 teams – exactly half the league – are worth $1.0 billion or more. A full 10 teams broke the barrier this season.

Why?

Television money is driving the sport’s top line growth.” Duh.

Again, the Yankees, in the biggest market in the country, are the most valuable MLB team. They are now valued at $3.2 billion, the first $3.0 billion team in baseball. Another three teams – the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and Giants – are worth at least $2.0 billion apiece.

Please visit today’s source, Forbes, for Mike Ozanian‘s in-depth article and each team’s latest annual revenue and operating income (or loss) figures, too.

And you can see the Forbes valuations for all 30 teams between 2011 and 2014 here.

What about other sports? We got you covered with the NFL’s, NBA’s, NHL’s and College Football’s latest numbers.

TEAM 2015 VALUATION 2014 VALUATION DIFF (ALL POSITIVE)
1. New York Yankees $3.2B $2.5B (1) $700M
2. Los Angeles Dodgers $2.4B $2.0B (2) $400M
3. Boston Red Sox $2.1B $1.5B (3) $600M
4. San Francisco Giants $2.0B $1.0B (5) $1.0B
5. Chicago Cubs $1.8B $1.2B (4) $600M
6. St. Louis Cardinals $1.4B $820M (8) $580M
7. New York Mets $1.35B $800M (9) $550M
8. Los Angeles Angels $1.3B $775M (10) $525M
9. Washington Nationals $1.28B $700M (13) $580M
10. Philadelphia Phillies $1.25B $975M (6) $275M
11. Texas Rangers $1.22B $825M (7) $395M
12. Atlanta Braves $1.15B $730M (11) $420M
13. Detroit Tigers $1.125B $680M (15) $445M
14. Seattle Mariners $1.1B $710M (12) $390M
15. Baltimore Orioles $1.0B $620M (16) $380M
16. Chicago White Sox $975M $695M (14) $280M
17. Pittsburgh Pirates $900M $572M (23) $328M
18. Minnesota Twins $895M $605M (19) $290M
19. San Diego Padres $890M $615M (17) $275M
20. Cincinnati Reds $885M $600M (20) $285M
21. Milwaukee Brewers $875M $565M (25) $310M
22. Toronto Blue Jays $870M $610M (18) $260M
23. Colorado Rockies $855M $575M (22) $280M
24. Arizona Diamondbacks $840M $585M (21) $255M
25. Cleveland Indians $825M $570M (24) $255M
26. Houston Astros $800M $530M (26) $270M
27. Oakland A’s $725M $495M (28) $230M
28. Kansas City Royals $700M $490M (29) $210M
29. Miami Marlins $650M $500M (27) $150M
30. Tampa Bay Rays $625M $485M (30) $140M

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