Updated Mar 27, 2013 - 12:00 pm
D-backs 19th most valuable MLB team, according to Forbes
Current Value: $584 mill.
Revenue 2012: $195 mill.
Operating Income 2012: $7.6 mill.
The Diamondbacks want to shift ownership of $354 million Chase Field from Maricopa County to the city of Phoenix so that the team would have more say in the stadium's management and generate more revenue from staging non-baseball events.
According to the article, the average baseball team is now worth $744 million, which is 23% more than a year ago. Forbes said it is the largest increase since they began calculating each team's value in 1998.
The Colorado Rockies rank below the D-backs at No. 25, while the San Diego Padres are at No. 18, the San Francisco Giants at No. 7 and the Los Angeles Dodgers at No. 2.
The New York Yankees rank No. 1 overall with a value of $2.3 billion -- $700 million more than the second place Dodgers.
- Derrick Hall, D-backs president and CEO - Thursday April 24Did yesterday’s win save Kirk Gibson’s job?
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB insider - Wednesday April 23ESPN MLB insider Tim Kurkjian discusses what the D-backs need to do to turn things around.
- Kevin Towers, D-backs GM - Wednesday April 23What can be done to save the season?
- Kirk Gibson, D-backs manager - Tuesday April 22D-backs manager Kirk Gibson talks about the team's struggles.
- Bickley Blast - Monday April 21Dan goes off on the struggling D-backs.
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB Insider - Thursday April 17Tim Kurkjian talks about the Diamondbacks' tough start to the season.
- Bickley Blast - Thursday April 17Bickley blasts Kevin Towers' philosophy and the need for an analytics GM.