Forbes has released its 2022 rankings of the most valuable Major League Baseball franchises. The Boston Red Sox came in as the third most valuable, at $3.9 billion. They rank behind two predictable names: the New York Yankees ($6 billion) and the Los Angeles Dodgers ($4.075 billion) were the only franchises to rank higher than the Red Sox.
Here is the full top-10, as released by Forbes.
- New York Yankees, $6 billion
- Los Angeles Dodgers, $4.075 billion
- Boston Red Sox, $3.9 billion
- Chicago Cubs, $3.8 billion
- San Francisco Giants, $3.5 billion
- New York Mets, $2.65 billion
- St. Louis Cardinals. $2.45 billion
- Philadelphia Phillies, $2.3 billion
- Los Angeles Angels, $2.2 billion
- Atlanta Braves, $2.1 billion
Boston put its value to work, handing out a $140 million contract to Trevor Story to enhance the team’s defense and insert another power bat in the middle of the order. In terms of payroll, the Red Sox ranked sixth for the 2022 season at $195, 166,000, per Spotrac.
The Red Sox look to pick up where they left off from an ahead-of-schedule season in 2021, when they came within two wins of a berth in the World Series.
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