New York Yankees and the Most Valuable Teams in Baseball 2015
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.
“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.Follow @VinGetz
|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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