Sports | April 11, 2018 12:52 pm

The $4 Billion Bronx Bombers: Yankees up 8% in Value This Year

The annual baseball team values report from Forbes is hot off the presses.

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Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees points to the sky after a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers at Yankee Stadium on July 7, 2017. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Thanks to his subpar start, talking heads and fans are questioning whether or not bringing in slugger Giancarlo Stanton is going to be worth it for the New York Yankees.

Worth it or not, the Yanks can certainly afford to pay his $25 million salary.

According to the annual Baseball Team Values report from Forbes, The Yankees are the most valuable franchise in MLB with an estimated value of $4 billion, up from $3.7 billion last year.

Following the Yankees on the list are the Dodgers ($3 billion) Cubs ($2.9 billion), Giants ($2.85 billion) and Red Sox ($2.8 billion). All of those teams saw an increase in value of between 4% to 9% as compared to last year.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Marlins are worth $1 billion, while the Rays are only worth $900 million. However, considering the Rays were only worth $200 million when they were purchased by Stuart Sternberg in 2004, that’s not that bad. The same can’t be said for Miami: