The following table was taken from Forbes Magazine (http://www.forbes.com/forbes/) 05.31.99

Several small-market teams are more profitable than their big-market rivals.

Rank

Team

Current
value
($mil)

One year
change in
value

Revenues
($mil)

Operating
income
($mil)

Debt/
value
*

Principal owner(s)

1

New York Yankees

$491

36%

$175.5

$23.0

3%

George Steinbrenner

2

Cleveland Indians

359

12

149.7

19.0

16

Richard Jacobs

3

Atlanta Braves

357

19

142.7

16.4

6

Time Warner

4

Baltimore Orioles

351

9

140.5

8.5

28

Peter Angelos

5

Colorado Rockies

311

3

124.6

19.5

11

Jerry McMorris

6

Arizona Diamondbacks

291

NA

116.3

22.5

47

Jerry Colangelo

7

Texas Rangers

281

11

108.1

0.5

71

Thomas O Hicks

8

Los Angeles Dodgers

270

14

107.9

-11.7

5

News Corp

9

Boston Red Sox

256

12

106.9

-7.6

8

Jean R Yawkey Trust

10

New York Mets

249

29

99.7

-5.2

5

Nelson Doubleday, Fred Wilpon

11

Houston Astros

239

26

82.5

-3.7

67

Drayton McLane Jr

12

Seattle Mariners

236

-6

81.3

-8.6

35

Hiroshi Yamauchi

13

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

225

NA

93.7

20.6

33

Vincent Naimoli

14

Chicago Cubs

224

10

93.1

-7.9

6

Tribune Co

15

San Francisco Giants

213

13

73.3

-6.4

80

Peter A Magowan

16

St Louis Cardinals

205

18

97.8

1.6

7

William O DeWitt Jr

17

San Diego Padres

205

27

78.9

-8.0

63

John Moores

18

Anaheim Angels

195

24

88.5

-0.2

10

Walt Disney Co

19

Chicago White Sox

178

-17

74.1

0.2

8

Jerry Reinsdorf

20

Cincinnati Reds

163

20

54.4

0.6

18

Marge Schott

21

Toronto Blue Jays

162

15

73.4

-9.5

8

Interbrew

22

Milwaukee Brewers

155

22

55.5

-8.8

80

Wendy Selig-Prieb

23

Florida Marlins

153

-4

69.5

8.6

0

John W Henry

24

Detroit Tigers

152

11

54.2

-4.5

96

Michael Ilitch

25

Philadelphia Phillies

145

11

66.0

4.5

9

Bill Giles

26

Pittsburgh Pirates

145

9

51.7

2.6

62

Kevin McClatchy

27

Oakland Athletics

125

6

56.7

3.3

11

Steve Schott, Ken Hofmann

28

Kansas City Royals

96

-11

53.5

-10.9

21

Greater KC Community Foundation

29

Minnesota Twins

89

-5

46.8

-7.1

93

Carl Pohlad

30

Montreal Expos

84

-4

46.5

5.6

60

Claude Brochu