Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 3/27/13
Today Forbes released its annual breakdown of value of Major League franchises.  The thrust of the article was the general rise in value for franchises and it further broke down all aspects of spending and revenue for each team.   Bleacher Nation came out will a well–reasoned thorough look at the Cubs numbers that leaves some unsettling questions about the current owners of the Cubs.  This was followed by Paul Sullivan’s less measured piece that focused on the Cubs being the most profitable franchise in baseball.  He added the Ricketts quote about the Tribune payroll being unsustainable for good measure. The bottom line on these figures is that while Forbes has tremendous sources the information is educated guesswork.  Major league baseball teams do not open their books to the public, and so we are left with an incomplete at best picture.  I’ve tackled some of the reasons why these figures might not accurately reflect the Cubs true financial situation, but I am hardly an expert on the subject.
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