Royals cashing in despite slow start

Royals cashing in despite slow start
Posted at 4:36 PM, Apr 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-13 17:36:11-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At 3-7 this year, things are not going as planned for our "Boys in Blue."

That is until you look at the value of KC's baseball franchise and you realize ownership may not be as upset about the slow start as you'd think.

The club is worth more than $1 billion. That's down three spots from a year ago.

Still, a great investment considering David Glass purchased the team for $96 million 18 years ago.

The Royals, however, have lost a few dollars over the years. According to Forbes, the club lost $17 million in 2017 but, because of the off-season free agent market, were able to make up some ground coming into this season. It's not too hard to guess which teams are racking in the dough:

  1. New York Yankees ($4 billion)
  2. Los Angeles Dodgers ($3 billion)
  3. Chicago Cubs ($2.9 billion)
  4. San Francisco Giants ($2.85 billion)
  5. Boston Red Sox ($2 billion)