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Monday, April 05, 2021

Baseball’s Most Valuable Teams 2021: New York Yankees On Top At $5.25 Billion

The unprecedented amount of red ink spilled by Major League Baseball in 2020 did not prevent team values from increasing to an all-time-high average of $1.9 billion this year, 3% more than a year ago.

On top are the New York Yankees, worth $5.25 billion, 5% more than last year. The Yankees are one of three North American teams (along with the Dallas Cowboys, at $5.7 billion, and the New York Knicks, at $5 billion) worth at least $5 billion.

A strong demand for baseball teams—particularly in big markets—pushed up valuations. The New York Mets had an operating loss of $125 million last season, yet in October, Steve Cohen purchased the team for $2.42 billion, within 1% of our 2020 valuation and a record amount for a baseball team. The Boston Red Sox posted an operating loss of $70 million in 2020, but according to MLB executives, the team is being valued at more than $3.4 billion as part of the pending sale of an 11% stake in its parent, Fenway Sports Group.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 05, 2021 at 03:57 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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