3/23/11, "Interestingly, the Padres had the highest operating income, at $37.2 million. The Nationals checked in second at $36.6 million. Remember, the Nationals have the richest owner in baseball -- Ted Lerner --
so the road is definitely paved for the Nats to drastically increase payroll should they decide to do so. As I've written before, don't count them out as being a major player by the end of this decade.
saw the highest increase in value
with the Giants
third, which makes sense considering they played in the World Series. The Twins
saw the second-highest increase in franchise value, which coincided
After the Yankees, the
- with opening their new home park, Target Field.
rest of the top five franchises in value are the Red Sox, Dodgers
3/23/11, "Red Sox, Tigers, Mets, lost money in 2010
," CBSSports.com, Matt Snyder
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