The business magazine recently released its annual list of the MLB’s most-valuable organizations, and while the Cardinals fell six spots short of beating their rival Cubs in the money game, they did land just inside the Top-10.
St. Louis has a current value of $716 million, a few dollars shy of what Forbes determined to be the worth of an average MLB team: a cool $744 million.
And those numbers are growing — by a 23 percent increase from last year —the magazine says.
Missouri’s other MLB team didn’t fare so well in the rankings. The Kansas City Royals, currently valued at $457 million, came in 29th out of the league’s 30 teams.
Here’s the Forbes Top-10:
1) New York Yankees: $2,300 million 2) Los Angeles Dodgers: $1,615 million 3) Boston Red Sox: $1,312 million 4) Chicago Cubs: $1,000 million 5) Philadelphia Phillies: $893 million 6) New York Mets: $811 million 7) San Francisco Giants: $786 million 8) Texas Rangers: $764 million 9) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: $718 million 10) St. Louis Cardinals: $716 million