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Forbes Releases 2011 MLB Team Values

Forbes has released its 2011 Major League Baseball financial data -- most notably their team valuations estimates, operating income figures, and debt compared to value percentages. Would you be surprised if I told you that the Pittsburgh Pirates were ranked near or at the very bottom in almost every category? Of course wouldn't. Let's take a look at the data.

Major League Baseball 2011 Team Values
Rank Team Current Value ($ mil) 1-year Value Change (%) Debt/Value (%) Revenue ($ mil) Operating Income ($ mil)
1 New York Yankees 1,700 6 4 427 25.7
2 Boston Red Sox 912 5 26 272 -1.1
3 Los Angeles Dodgers 800 10 54 246 32.8
4 Chicago Cubs 773 6 75 258 23.4
5 New York Mets 747 -13 60 233 -6.2
6 Philadelphia Phillies 609 13 29 239 8.9
7 San Francisco Giants 563 16 21 230 29.9
8 Texas Rangers 561 25 66 206 22.6
9 LA Angels of Anaheim 554 6 10 222 11.8
10 Chicago White Sox 526 13 8 210 27.6
11 St. Louis Cardinals 518 6 53 207 19.8
12 Minnesota Twins 490 21 20 213 26.5
13 Atlanta Braves 482 7 0 201 22.2
14 Houston Astros 474 5 12 197 14.4
15 Seattle Mariners 449 2 15 204 9.9
16 Washington Nationals 417 8 60 194 36.6
17 Colorado Rockies 414 8 19 188 16.3
18 Baltimore Orioles 411 9 37 175 25.5
19 San Diego Padres 406 0 49 159 37.2
20 Arizona Diamondbacks 396 4 25 180 6.2
21 Detroit Tigers 385 3 55 192 -29.1
22 Milwaukee Brewers 376 7 32 179 12.4
23 Cincinnati Reds 375 13 11 179 20.1
24 Florida Marlins 360 13 40 143 20.2
25 Cleveland Indians 353 -10 31 168 12.1
26 Kansas City Royals 351 3 14 160 10.3
27 Toronto Blue Jays 337 3 0 168 3.6
28 Tampa Bay Rays 331 5 35 166 6.8
29 Oakland Athletics 307 4 29 161 23.2
30 Pittsburgh Pirates 304 5 42 160 26.4

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