Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Yankees Valued at $3.2 Billion According to Forbes


The New York Yankees are still the most valued franchise in all of Major League Baseball after Forbes released their valuations of every team this season. The Yankees came in worth $3.2 billion, up from $2.5 billion last year, after the Yankees estimated revenue sat at $508 million. Coming in second was the Los Angeles Dodgers who are worth $2.4 billion while the World Series champion San Francisco Giants are third at $2 billion.

The average MLB team is worth $1.2 billion, an increase of 48% since the 2014 season. Money is coming into the game quicker than they can spend it and with the Yankees making over $500 million in the 2014 season alone it makes you wonder why the team couldn’t go an extra $5 million or so extra on Yoan Moncada….

23 comments:

  1. Is this is why it's disturbing to me that we lose a guy like Moncado for between 6-10M I pray that the Stein's sell this team to an owner who loves baseball and is willing to spend on all facets of making the team who we were. That means pumping money into scouting of players and investing in top management staff. Love him or hate him I want Cuban as the next owner when Hal sells. The guy wants to win

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    1. Cuban in New York? I'm not sure he's cut out for NY. Heck, he's caused enough trouble in Dallas, TX.

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    2. $500 million in a season they didn't make the playoffs and the attendance was only slightly boosted by the Derek Jeter farewell tour... they aren't selling any time soon.

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  2. Cuban can handle NY. He didn't achieve the status of a billionaire because he was weak. If your a fan of the Maverick's you love him because he is a mini George. In fact he could be George's son more than Hal can. Hal is weak and it shows

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    1. I didn't say he was weak, I said that running a team in Dallas is not at all like running a team in New York. Whether he's got $10 in the bank or a billion... it doesn't matter. He's a hot-head. Why do think managers like Torre and Girardi last so long? Because they don't "rock the boat". Just about everything Cuban does "rocks the boat".

      In 13 seasons as the Mavs owner the team has reached the finals twice, and won once. And out of the other 11 playoff appearances during that time (impressive, I must admit), the team has been knocked out in the 1st round five times.

      And in spite of the fact that Cuban apparently is willing to spend whatever it takes to win, the Mavs payroll this season is 9th, last season it was 13th, and the season before that it was 15th. All that with a salary cap. What's up with that?

      BTW, Dirk Nowitski, the player that led the Mavs to those finals appearances and win (including an MVP and Finals MVP award) was drafted in 1998... two years before Cuban took over. Dirk has also been the only regular All Star for Dallas.

      So the money Cuban has been willing to spend hasn't worked out for the Mavs.

      I'm fine with wanting a new owner, but I really don't think Mark Cuban is the guy.

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    2. Listen if you think Torre did anything different managing the Yanks then he did with the Mets or Braves or any other team he managed then you need to step back, my point on Torre is anyone of us could've managed the Yanks at that time and won. He is notorious for burning arms out and is a strategic nightmare managing. He won inspire himself and he owes George everything for allowing him to have that job. Hot head means squat, it shows you care about your organization and truly want to win. Hal cares about the money. He has I believe only 25% percent stake in the YES network his father started, why is that????? Because its about the money.

      I don't like the way this team is made up at present time and I still believe we are going to finish 3 or 4th in the division. When attendance is down and tv revenue is down and sales of yankee gear are down Hal will look at the ledger sheet and see that you need to spend money to make money. How did George turn his 10 Million dollar investment into this 3 Billion dollar return? It's quite easy, he spent money to make money and win WS championships. This is entertainment and if it sucks no one goes. Cuban is the guy I want or that type of guy. Hal is weak and doesn't care about baseball.

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  3. Damn, someone has been reading my comments or blog. I have often said Joe T. was in the right place at the right time. And the guy behind many of the (false) rumours and stories about A-Rod and was a very divisive manager that only had to copy the same lineup day after day.

    One must remember George was the one that raped our Farm system. He also made it so we couldn't get the best people for coaches, scouts and talent evaluators. Look how many managers and coaches he went through!
    No doubt George won and built the team and the value of it, but at a cost...NO one wanted to work for him and that carries on to this day with the way the "Tampa Cabal" override everyone's decisions.
    Be that as it may be, I would rather have George than his kids.

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  4. $ 3,200,000,000.00.....That's 3.2 billion. That is the teams worth.

    One would think that a small piece of that sum could have been applied
    to the signing of a Cuban ball player. But no.
    The Yankees allowed Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston to take them all. And they did.

    Are they that concerned what the lower end teams think about them ? Who cares !

    This $ 3.2 billion Yankees team, should be flexing their muscles, as they prepare to
    burst out of the starting gate. Putting the fear of God into the AL East.

    But, what would the fans in Baltimore say ? Idiots.

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    1. That also includes over $500 million last season alone. So basically they paid for a ton of years of Ellsbury, McCann, Tanaka, Gardner, etc. etc. etc. and made back their investment in one season.... the crying poor Yankees don't really do it for me.

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    2. Well said Mulch head patty

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  5. DANIEL....the whole money thing is so frustrating.

    The best team money can buy, should be the Yankees.
    If the other teams are offended.....let them sell their teams. But they will not.

    I enjoy your work. This beers for you............not Jeff !

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    1. We used to halfway enjoy being the evil empire. Now we're content being middle of the pack. The bottom line and not the finish line is all that matters. I'm not a drinker but after the last two to three weeks I have had I'm ready for one or six.

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    2. Just because I don't drink the bottled water you do, you can't raise a glass to me little p? If I actually had feelings, they might be hurt. On to baseball though. I don't know if we need new ownership. What this team needs is a new direction and new face. We need to stop signing worthless turds like Drew, Young, and Capuano. We need to start trusting our younger talent. And we need to eat a few contracts. And $3.2 billion should allow us to do that.

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    3. Hal really thinks we don't see or pay attention to these numbers I guess. The Yankee fan is not stupid. We're fiery and we expect nothing but the best, and we're irrational in that quest sometimes, but we're not stupid and we're not children. They need to stop treating us like it.

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  6. I listened to Hal's interview with Kay today and I almost vomited in my mouth. Lie number one for me was Hal saying the team will never be sold, this is a family business, ok Hal if thats the case why did you sell 75% of your dads network? Remember Hal you said money wasn't an issue for you. Second lie that Hal spends money. Obviously I don't have to answer the Moncado question because Hal said he wouldn't go higher for a kid two years away. Tell me Hal how do you know that? Tell me Hal why you wouldn't store the kid away for two years if thats the case, its only money and you said your not cheap?

    I am sick of the little weasel screwing up this team because he is a squeaky little bitch. Do us all a favor and get out of this business before you bring the 3.2 billion down a few hundred million. He actually defended the cost of his higher paid seats. BS I have season tickets and I know the average Joe can't afford those tickets. The funny thing is the corporations that buy them don't even get people to show up. Those seats are empty more times than not

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    1. The Cubs are quickly becoming a model organization when it comes to rebuilding and re-tooling and they kept Jorge Soler down in the minors for what feels like at least three seasons. If the Cubs can afford it, and they can, then the Yankees should have been able to keep Moncada in the minors for two seasons.

      I was speaking with one of my bosses at my writing job and he was furious when talking about losing out on Moncada. I asked if he read Ken Hans' words and he laughed at me. Was that a yes?

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    2. HANS & YOUR BOSS....he can laugh all he wants. The man does not understand.

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    3. Burch I'm not sure if you and your boss are busting my balls, but the facts are the facts

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    4. Not busting your balls at all Hans. He reads my blog and I was truly asking him. I agree with you 100% on this, as my words all over the comments section has shown.

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    5. Ok, its not like I haven't had my balls busted or me busted balls. I'm fine with it just asking. All is ok in love and war

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  7. RED MULCH HEAD HANSEL.....it is hard to argue your words.

    When you are hammering away, I like most, stand back....nice work.
    If your facts were not with merit, they would be comical. But, you nail it more often
    than not.
    Mulch on sale this week...3 for $ 10.00.
    Four times a year .....it's 5 for $ 10.00. That's cost. But it's business.

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  8. Thank you Black mulch Head Patty. I did find the interview comical and its an embarrassment that Hal thinks we are all dumb NY tri state area fans. For someone so enamored with figures he hasn't figured out to invest in the team no pun intended. I'm not saying George did everything right but he was pretty smart to take a 10 M investment and turn it into 3.2 B. Not a bad return on your money. Hal keeps screwing us and we will all be selling mulch to make a living.

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  9. You done, done it Hans! Hit the ball out of the park with your synopsis of Hals so-called explanation of the things he has done or not done!
    Very good!

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