"It is an incredible price," Yankees president Randy Levine told ESPN New York. "If they are worth $2 billion, one can only imagine how high the Yankees' value is."
Even with the Yankees probably able to approach or surpass $3 billion for the team, Levine said that the level of interest in selling the franchise is "absolutely none."
A sale of the Yankees would have different parameters than the just-completed deal Magic Johnson and investors made for the Dodgers. In the Los Angeles transaction, the Dodgers will benefit from either a new multi-billion-dollar TV contract beginning in 2014 or by starting their own network. There is also land and parking lots involved in the deal.
The Yankees could be worth around $3 billion without the TV component. The Yankees own 30 percent of YES, which could potentially be included in a deal. A source has said YES has fielded offers of around $3 billion for the network in the past.
At this point, the Yankees have no interest in selling, but if that changes the Steinbrenners will be rich -- well, even richer.