Reds ranked among least valuable MLB franchises by Forbes

The Reds return to Great American Ball Park for Opening Day on April 1.
The Reds return to Great American Ball Park for Opening Day on April 1.(Brian Planalp/WXIX)
Published: Mar. 28, 2022 at 2:58 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Forbes ranked the Cincinnati Reds as one of the least valuable franchises in MLB.

The Reds’ value is $1.19 billion, which according to Forbes, ranks 26th out of 30 major league teams. Only the Oakland Athletics ($1.18B), Kansas City Royals ($1.11B), Tampa Bay Rays ($1.1B) and Miami Marlins ($990M) have a lesser value than the Reds.

Reds Valuation Breakdown:

According to Forbes, the majority of the Reds' value (47.8%) is attributable to revenue shared...
According to Forbes, the majority of the Reds' value (47.8%) is attributable to revenue shared among all teams. The lowest portion of the franchise's value comes from the Reds brand (8.6%).(WXIX)

According to Forbes, the majority of the Reds’ value (47.8%) is attributable to revenue shared among all teams. The lowest portion of the franchise’s value comes from the Reds brand (8.6%).

>> Find a full breakdown of the Reds franchise here <<

The one-year value change for the Reds is up by 10%, Forbes calculated. The 2020 season was not a full 162 game season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When comparing the last two full MLB seasons, the Reds’ 2021 revenue ($266M) is down from 2019 ($276M), per the calculation.

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