Forbes.comhas released their annual list of Major League Baseball team valuations. The Rays are 28th on the list at $331 million, ahead of only the A’s ($307M) and Pirates ($304M).

The Yankees top the list at $1.7 billion, or more than five times the value of the Rays. The Mets fell to fifth on the list at $747 million.

While the Rays are still among the least valuable franchises, the team did show an increase in value of 4.7% over their 2010 valuation ($316M). The team is also up 88.1% since Stuart Sternberg took control of the team following the 2005 season. That year the team was valued at just $176 million.

Here is the year-by-year breakdown…



  1. Don says:

    Doubled his money in 5 years not bad stuie...almost like the stock mkt...
    I understand the low payroll and $9 beers...I really do!

  2. Scot says:

    Yep, Don's right - the SP500 has risen nearly 8% in that time. Guess Stu found the "extra 2%" (or more like 80%).


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