Bronx, NY; New York Yankees outfielders Dewayne Wise, Curtis Granderson and Raul Ibanez celebrate after the game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE
Seven MLB teams are listed in Forbes magazine's new ranking: "The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams".
The financial magazine Forbes has released its annual valuations of what it considers the 50 most valuable sports teams in the world.
Naturally, it being Forbes, they make this ranking in such a way as to get as many page views as possible. Thus they've put every team past No. 10 in a slideshow, which means you have to make 40 clicks to see past the Top Ten.
The good news for you is that I've done this so you don't have to!
Other major-league teams ranked in Forbes' Top 50:
- No. 24, Boston Red Sox ($1 billion)
- No. 36, Chicago Cubs ($879 million, just $36 million more than the Ricketts family paid for the team in 2009)
- No. 48, Philadelphia Phillies ($723 million)
- No. 49, New York Mets ($719 million)
- No. 50, Texas Rangers ($674 million)
Most of the rest are NFL teams, with a smattering of European soccer squads. Even the woeful Raiders and Rams, neither of whom has made the playoffs in at least nine years, outrank the Phillies, Mets and Rangers. If the proposed Padres sale does go through at the reported figure of $800 million, that number would rank tied for 40th with the McLaren auto racing team.