Football chases the MLB: the Yankees are worth twice as much as Chelsea

Is a European soccer team or a great American baseball team worth more? The comparison, to date, remains lopsided, as evidenced by Forbes’ analysis of the value of American franchises Major League Baseballthe United States professional baseball league.

After long negotiations for the new collective agreement, the new MLB season is here, with several novelties that have affected the value of the teams: not only the two new sponsorship modalities on the field (in the uniforms and helmets of the players on the pitch for a total value of 400 million dollars a year), but also the expansion of the Post Season to 12 teams, two more than last season, and the Wild Card Round that will open the playoffs will be the best of three games , not a longer dry match.

These changes have helped lift the average value of major league teams by 9% from last year, the biggest increase in four years, reaching an all-time high of $2.07 billion. The MLB team with the highest value continues to be the New York Yankees, which thanks to new sponsorships have reached a value of 6,000 million dollars and are the second sports brand in the world by value only behind the Dallas Cowboys (6,500 million). ).

The value of the New York franchise is more than double the value that analysts have given for Chelsea. As for the Blues, which tycoon Roman Abramovich would be willing to sell after difficulties related to the Russo-Ukrainian war, the estimated value is 2,000 million pounds, or just over 2,500 million dollars. The Yankees are therefore worth double that of the Stamford Bridge team, as well as that of Manchester United, whose valuation is 2.1 billion pounds ($2.8 billion).

Here is the ranking of the 30 MLB teams by value:

  • New York Yankees – $6 billion
  • Los Angeles Dodgers – $4.075 billion
  • Boston Red Sox – $3.9 billion
  • Chicago Cubs – $3.8 billion
  • San Francisco Giants – $3.5 billion
  • New York Mets – $2.65 billion
  • St. Louis Cardinals – $2.45 billion
  • Philadelphia Phillies – $2.3 billion
  • Los Angeles Angels – $2.2 billion
  • Atlanta Braves – $2.1 billion
  • Texas Rangers – $2.05 billion
  • Washington Nationals – $2 billion
  • Houston Astros – $1.98 billion
  • Toronto Blue Jays – $1.78 billion
  • Chicago White Sox – $1.76 billion
  • Seattle Mariners – $1.7 billion
  • San Diego Padres – $1.575 billion
  • Detroit Tigers – $1.4 billion
  • Minnesota Twins – $1.39 billion
  • Colorado Rockies – $1.385 billion
  • Arizona Diamondbacks – $1.38 billion
  • Baltimore Orioles – $1.375 billion
  • Pittsburgh Pirates – $1.32 billion
  • Cleveland Guardians – $1.3 billion
  • Milwaukee Brewers – $1.28 billion
  • Cincinnati Reds – $1.19 billion
  • Oakland Athletics – $1.18 billion
  • Kansas City Royals – $1.11 billion
  • Tampa Bay Rays – $1.1 billion
  • Miami Marlins – $990 million

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