The New York Yankees are once again baseball's most valuable franchise. "Forbes" estimates the Yankees' 2015 worth at 3.2-billion-dollars. They top Forbes' list for the 18th consecutive year since the magazine has been tracking club values.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are second at 2.4-billion, followed by the Boston Red Sox at 2.1-billion. The World Series champion San Francisco Giants are fourth with an estimated value of two-billion-dollars even.

Despite a trip to the World Series last year, the Kansas City Royals are MLB's third-least valuable franchise at 700-million. Only the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays are worth less.

The average value of a Major League Baseball franchise is now 1.2-billion-dollars. That's an increase of 48-percent from just a year ago.  (Metro Networks Inc.)

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