Forbes: Mets worth $719 million

March, 21, 2012
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In annual rankings that annually are disputed by team officials, Forbes placed the Mets' value at $719 million -- a 4 percent dip from the previous year, which the magazine attributes to $41 million in operating losses.

Forbes ranked the Mets sixth among Major League Baseball teams in worth. Only one other team -- the Tampa Bay Rays -- lost value, according to the magazine.

The rankings (in millions):

1. New York Yankees $1,850
2. Los Angeles Dodgers $1,400
3. Boston Red Sox $1,000
4. Chicago Cubs $879
5. Philadelphia Phillies $723
6. New York Mets $719
7. Texas Rangers $674
8. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $656
9. San Francisco Giants $643
10. Chicago White Sox $600
11. St. Louis Cardinals $591
12. Seattle Mariners $585
13. Houston Astros $549
14. Minnesota Twins $510
15. Atlanta Braves $508
16. Washington Nationals $480
17. Detroit Tigers $478
18. Colorado Rockies $464
19. Baltimore Orioles $460
20. San Diego Padres $458
21. Miami Marlins $450
22. Milwaukee Brewers $448
23. Arizona Diamondbacks $447
24. Cincinnati Reds $424
25. Toronto Blue Jays $413
26. Cleveland Indians $410
27. Kansas City Royals $354
28. Pittsburgh Pirates $336
29. Tampa Bay Rays $323
30. Oakland Athletics $321
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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