Most Valuable Sports Teams in the World
Value: $1.25 billion
1 year change: 28%
Owner: Partnership led by Pat Gillick
The Phillies have turned into losers on the diamond, but will be winners on the balance sheet thanks to a 25 year television agreement with Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia that starts with the 2016 season and is worth more than $5 billion. The team will own 25% of the RSN.