The Los Angeles Dodgers earned a revenue of $403 million and incurred an operating loss of $12.2 million. This team’s $8.35 billion, 25-year TV deal with Time Warner Cable has fueled the richest payroll in the game.
The New York Yankees is the most valuable MLB team. Despite missing the postseason for the second consecutive year, the team posted a record revenue of $508 million. This is partly due to robust ballpark and merchandise sales by Derek Jeter’s last season. The team’s operating income was $8.1 million.
If today MLB traded on a stock exchange, it would be worth a whopping $36 billion. That is definitely a great news for team owners, players and everyone associated with the game.