Yankees most valuable in MLB at $4.6 billion, Forbes estimates

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NEW YORK – APRIL 04: A general view from field level prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs during their game on April 4, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $4.6 billion, up 15 percent from its figure last year.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are second at $3.3 billion, followed by the World Series champion Boston Red Sox at $3.2 billion, the Chicago Cubs ($3.1 billion), San Francisco Giants ($3 billion) and the New York Mets ($2.3 billion).

The Yankees’ YES Network broadcasts Forbes “SportsMoney” television show.

Forbes’ franchise values list released Wednesday estimates Miami is the least valuable team at $1 billion, just behind Tampa Bay ($1.01 billion).

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