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2000 MLB Franchise Revenues and Expenses

This is a team-by-team income & expenses listings for the 2000 season. The operating income column (see table below; it is sorted by op income) gives a simplified glimpse into how profitable a team might have been. You can also view figures for 2001 or 2001. You may wish to view valuations for 2000. Other financial information is available for many seasons using the tool on the right.

1 San Francisco Giants  $138,800,000   $111,400,000   $27,400,000 
2 Houston Astros  $122,200,000   $99,900,000   $22,300,000 
3 New York Yankees  $192,400,000   $170,500,000   $21,900,000 
4 New York Mets  $162,000,000   $140,700,000   $21,300,000 
5 Seattle Mariners  $138,300,000   $120,500,000   $17,800,000 
6 Chicago White Sox  $92,600,000   $74,800,000   $17,800,000 
7 Detroit Tigers  $120,800,000   $108,700,000   $12,100,000 
8 Chicago Cubs  $112,400,000   $103,300,000   $9,100,000 
9 Atlanta Braves  $145,500,000   $137,800,000   $7,700,000 
10 Texas Rangers  $126,500,000   $119,100,000   $7,400,000 
11 Cincinnati Reds  $77,800,000   $70,900,000   $6,900,000 
12 Florida Marlins  $67,300,000   $60,800,000   $6,500,000 
13 Colorado Rockies  $119,100,000   $112,700,000   $6,400,000 
14 Minnesota Twins  $58,000,000   $52,200,000   $5,800,000 
15 Oakland Athletics  $74,700,000   $69,500,000   $5,200,000 
16 Kansas City Royals  $72,600,000   $68,300,000   $4,300,000 
17 Cleveland Indians  $142,900,000   $138,700,000   $4,200,000 
18 Pittsburgh Pirates  $70,400,000   $68,100,000   $2,300,000 
19 Baltimore Orioles  $124,000,000   $121,900,000   $2,100,000 
20 Philadelphia Phillies  $79,200,000   $80,300,000   -$1,100,000 
21 Milwaukee Brewers  $69,600,000   $71,200,000   -$1,600,000 
22 St. Louis Cardinals  $110,500,000   $113,500,000   -$3,000,000 
23 Toronto Blue Jays  $80,300,000   $86,200,000   -$5,900,000 
24 Boston Red Sox  $125,700,000   $133,000,000   -$7,300,000 
25 Arizona Diamondbacks  $109,100,000   $117,000,000   -$7,900,000 
26 San Diego Padres  $84,000,000   $92,000,000   -$8,000,000 
27 Montreal Expos  $53,900,000   $62,000,000   -$8,100,000 
28 Anaheim Angels  $94,400,000   $103,300,000   -$8,900,000 
29 Tampa Bay Devil Rays  $81,300,000   $92,600,000   -$11,300,000 
30 Los Angeles Dodgers  $131,300,000   $148,700,000   -$17,400,000 
Source: Forbes MLB financials for 2000.

Baseball Economics sources/bibliography:
Business of Baseball, The by Albert Powers
Baseball, Inc.: The National Pastime As Big Business by Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
Baseball and Billions: A Probing Look Inside the Big Business of Our National Pastime by Andrew Zimbalist
Built to Win: Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball's Winningest GM by John Schuerholz
Free Agency and Competitive Balance in Baseball by Ronald W. Cox
The Formation, Sometimes Absorption and Mostly Inevitable Demise of 18 Professional Baseball Organizations, 1871 to Present by David Pietrusza.
Getting in the Game: Inside Baseball's Winter Meetings by Josh Lewin
State of Baseball Management: Decision-Making in the Best and Worst Teams, 1993-2003 by Scott Barzilla
In the Best Interests of Baseball? The Revolutionary Reign of Bud Selig by Andrew Zimbalist
May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy, by Andrew Zimbalist
The Inside Pitch ... and More: Baseball's Business and the Public Trust by Gene A. Budig
Early Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball, 1825-1908 by Dean A. Sullivan.
Middle Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball, 1900-1948 by Dean A. Sullivan.
Late Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball 1945-1972 by Dean A. Sullivan
Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.

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