NEW YORK (AP) Forbes ranks the New York Yankees as baseball’s most valuable team for the 17th straight year and lists the Tampa Bay Rays with the lowest valuation.
Forbes said Wednesday it estimates the Yankees are worth $2.5 billion, up 9 percent from last year. The Dodgers are next at $2 billion, a 24 percent hike and matching their actual sale price in 2012.
Major League Baseball’s average team value rose 9 percent to $811 million. Forbes says values rose primarily because of increased media rights fees.
Not surprising or news to me. Purchasing 49% shares of Yankees has been one of three things on my wishful lists and unless I hit the jackpot, there is no way I could ever achieve it! So, a wishful list of dreams, I know! XD~