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(Forbes)   Forbes releases their list of the overall values of Major League Baseball teams, which teaches us that spending with reckless abandon gets you #1 while losing since before the Titanic sunk gets you #5   (forbes.com) divider line 28
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2009-04-23 12:27:19 PM  
it's a shame how low the orioles and pirates are.

they were classy, successful teams of the 1970s and 80s that could have stayed in the top 10 if only they had not be taken over by dolts who don't give a shiat about the baseball history they were buying
 
2009-04-23 12:45:45 PM  
Wow, the Marlins are ranked 30th, but they bring in $43.7 million a year.

Sounds like a bargain.
 
2009-04-23 02:49:35 PM  
We're #2! We're #2!

In MLB and our own city. But we know that and deal.

But I'm kind of surprised the Nationals are that high. I know it's a big market, but still.
 
2009-04-23 02:53:53 PM  
I'm surprised the Nationals are still considered a baseball team/franchise

Link (new window)

/Stadium is fantastic
//Presidents race is even better
 
2009-04-23 02:58:08 PM  
Looks like the Cubs are by far and away the most "valuable". Worth $700 mil, zero debt.
The Yankees may be worth $1.5 billion, but they have a 95% debt load thanks to the new stadium.
 
2009-04-23 03:03:31 PM  
Cubs Suck.
 
2009-04-23 03:09:12 PM  
NightOwl2255: Looks like the Cubs are by far and away the most "valuable". Worth $700 mil, zero debt.
The Yankees may be worth $1.5 billion, but they have a 95% debt load thanks to the new stadium.


also the lowest return on equity since they have zero leverage, meaning every dollar spent is their own.
 
2009-04-23 03:11:40 PM  
Heh, the most worthless team in the league has won two World Series. How ironic.
 
2009-04-23 03:17:38 PM  
That is a very convoluted way of presenting things... Total value has discounted for Stadium Debt, while total Debt includes Stadium Debt. Thus it is near impossible to determine the true value of a team with Stadium Debt, such as the Yankees.

/Unless I'm missing something.
//By their own numbers, why are the Yankees #1?
///Very American to assume debt doesn't matter.
 
2009-04-23 03:18:08 PM  
So choking gets you to number 2? How fitting.
 
2009-04-23 03:21:22 PM  
FreakinB: We're #2! We're #2!

They're playing like number two.
 
2009-04-23 03:22:30 PM  
GeorgePasada: Stadium is fantastic

Eh, I thought it was a bit underwhelming.
 
2009-04-23 03:23:10 PM  
GeorgePasada: I'm surprised the Nationals are still considered a baseball team/franchise

Link (new window)

/Stadium is fantastic
//Presidents race is even better


GO TEDDY!
 
2009-04-23 03:41:48 PM  
Its not working anymore. MAKE IT WORK.
 
2009-04-23 03:43:52 PM  
So my team's number 19. But the debt we have got us a championship and ended the Yankees run, so it's worth it.
 
2009-04-23 03:52:14 PM  
Braves sitting at 11. Sounds about right.
 
2009-04-23 03:52:29 PM  
haplo53: FreakinB: We're #2! We're #2!

They're playing like number two.


Ugh. Just depressing lately.
 
2009-04-23 04:12:05 PM  
hulk hogan meat shoes: Cubs Suck.

So does your mother, but we don't point it out to everyone in every Fark thread that happens to mention the Cubs.

haemaker: Wow, the Marlins are ranked 30th, but they bring in $43.7 million a year.

Sounds like a bargain.


And how much of that $43.7 million is revenue sharing profits? They don't spend jack on their players, and they don't draw diddly. They do win every few years though.
 
2009-04-23 04:14:39 PM  
haplo53: Eh, I thought it was a bit underwhelming.

My son got invited to Yankee Stadium last Sunday. One of his friends Father has worked for them in the past. He was quite impressed with the Luxury Suite they watched the game from.

Indoor/outdoor seating, free food, free drinks, two wait staff and all the bells and whistles. He enjoyed himself.

He's also a Sox fan, but any baseball is good baseball.

Doubt he will ever get that treatment at Fenway.
 
2009-04-23 04:15:53 PM  
The Phils are ranked about right. At least Bill Giles has stopped claiming that his team is "small market club." Man did that hack me off!
 
2009-04-23 04:24:57 PM  
Sin_City_Superhero: Braves sitting at 11. Sounds about right.

That list pretty much follows the TV market size if anyone notices, its almost the market shares exactly, with a couple of exceptions.

And at least the braves are ahead of the mets in standings, thats all that really matters right now anyways.
 
2009-04-23 05:00:32 PM  
Fear_and_Loathing: haplo53: Eh, I thought it was a bit underwhelming.

My son got invited to Yankee Stadium last Sunday. One of his friends Father has worked for them in the past. He was quite impressed with the Luxury Suite they watched the game from.

Indoor/outdoor seating, free food, free drinks, two wait staff and all the bells and whistles
. He enjoyed himself.

He's also a Sox fan, but any baseball is good baseball.

Doubt he will ever get that treatment at Fenway.


That's why they call them luxury suites. Sounds like the suite I went to at the Astrodome in 1989, as well as every other ballpark.
 
2009-04-23 05:17:04 PM  
Fear_and_Loathing: My son got invited to Yankee Stadium last Sunday

I thought the other fellow was talking about Nationals Park. I have not been to the new Yankee Stadium.
 
2009-04-23 05:18:52 PM  
steamingpile: And at least the braves are ahead of the mets in standings, thats all that really matters right now anyways.

Congratulations, you're bragging about a 7-8 record.
 
2009-04-23 07:08:19 PM  
albo: it's a shame how low the orioles and pirates are.

they were classy, successful teams of the 1970s and 80s that could have stayed in the top 10 if only they had not be taken over by dolts who don't give a shiat about the baseball history they were buying


I think Mr. Angelos is trying to do the right thing by having Mr. McPahil run the actual team. However, I would not shed a tear should Mr. Angelos decide to sell the Orioles (to Cal Ripken Jr., oh pretty please).

Don't follow the Pirates much, but when they came to town for a series with the O's last year, the Yard was full. (And this was largely due to fans from Pittsburgh.)
 
2009-04-24 12:15:51 AM  
The dirty, little, not-so-secret of pro sports is that you don't have to win to be profitable.

The Bengals are one of the best NFL franchises in terms of profits.
The Clippers make money every year.
 
2009-04-24 01:06:58 AM  
haplo53: steamingpile: And at least the braves are ahead of the mets in standings, thats all that really matters right now anyways.

Congratulations, you're bragging about a 7-8 record.


I dont give a shiat if we were 2-160, as long as the mets were 1-161 I would brag.

Muck the Fets.


Every mets fan I have ever met is the most obnoxious baseball fan ever, die mets fans.
 
2009-04-24 08:03:24 AM  
steamingpile: I dont give a shiat if we were 2-160, as long as the mets were 1-161 I would brag.

That's sad.
 
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