Yankees, Dodgers Crack Forbes Top 10 Sports Team Valuations

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!

The Yankees (No. 3 at $1.85 billion) and Dodgers (No. 6 at $1.4 billion, which means, if true, the new owners overpaid by about $700 million) are the only MLB teams in the magazine's Top Ten.

Other major-league teams ranked in Forbes' Top 50:

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.

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