Forbes: Giants post MLB's highest one-year growth

Forbes: Giants post MLB's highest one-year growth
March 27, 2014, 10:30 am
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The Giants have the fifth most valuable franchise in the majors, while the A's have the 28th. (AP)

Forbes released its MLB team-by-team valuations this week, and it's the Giants that have increased the most over the last year.

The San Francisco franchise is currently valued at a clean $1 billion, a 27 percent increase on last year's $786 million valuation. The club is worth less than only the Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox and Cubs. 

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The A's are valued at $490 million. While that number represents a seven percent growth over last year's $468 million valuation, the Oakland franchise still ranks 28th in the MLB, ahead of only the Royals and Rays.

Team -- Value (in millions) -- Percent Change
Yankees -- 2,500 -- 9
Dodgers -- 2,000 -- 24
Red Sox -- 1,500 -- 14
Cubs -- 1,200 -- 20
Giants -- 1,000 -- 27
Phillies -- 975 -- 9
Rangers -- 825 -- 8
Cardinals -- 820 -- 15
Mets -- 800 -- (1)
Angels -- 775 -- 8
Braves -- 730 -- 16
Mariners -- 710 -- 10
Nationals -- 700 -- 11
White Sox -- 689 -- 0
Tigers -- 680 -- 6
Orioles -- 620 -- 0
Padres -- 615 -- 2
Blue Jays -- 610 -- 7
Twins -- 605 -- 5
Reds -- 600 -- 10
Diamondbacks -- 585 -- 0
Rockies -- 575 -- 7
Pirates -- 572 -- 19
Indians -- 570 -- 2
Brewers -- 565 -- 1
Astros -- 530 -- (15)
Marlins -- 500 -- (4)
Athletics -- 495 -- 6
Royals -- 490 -- 7
Rays -- 485 -- 8

 

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