New York Yankees pass Dallas Cowboys as most valuable US sports team

时间:2019-09-22  作者:阴散粼  来源:威尼斯人网址  浏览:173次  评论:167条

The New York Yankees have been named as Major League Baseball's most valuable team for a 16th consecutive year, coming in at $2.3bn, more than triple the league's average value, . The Yankees have now surpassed the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys, who are worth $2.1bn, as the most valuable US sports team.

The 27-time World Series champions, owned by the Steinbrenner family, were valued at a 24% jump from last year, comfortably above the second ranked Los Angeles Dodgers, who were valued at $1.6bn. The Boston Red Sox ($1.3bn), Chicago Cubs ($1bn) and Philadelphia Phillies ($893m) rounded out the top five – the 2012 World Series champions, the San Francisco Giants, ($786m) were ranked seventh.

The average MLB team value is now $744m, a 23% increase from last year, which Forbes attributed to new national television deals, climbing valuations for Advanced Media and baseball's investment fund.

The Yankees, who will play their first game of the 2013 MLB regular season on Monday 1 April, at home against the Boston Red Sox, reached the 2012 American League Championship series, only to be whitewashed by the Detroit Tigers. They have subsequently had a difficult offseason. Star players Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez are injured, and which is being .

The club's management is also looking to reduce costs, leading to a lack of significant trading activity. with Jeter second, CC Sabathia eighth and Teixeira 10th.

Read David Lengel's preview of the 2013 MLB season here at – starting on Thursday with the American League