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Forbes: Mets worth $719 million

3/21/2012

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