Who says you don't get what you paid for? Even if it takes a couple of years.
Forbes has come out with its annual team valuations for Major League Baseball, and guess what the business magazine said the Dodgers are worth in 2014 -- $2 billion.
Or exactly what Guggenheim Baseball Management paid for the Dodgers in 2012 – not counting the additional $150 million it generously gave Frank McCourt for half ownership of the Dodger Stadium parking lots.
That's a 24% jump in team value from last year. Probably didn't hurt that its $8.5-billion regional sports network went up, at least for some viewers.
The Yankees remain the most valued franchise at $2.5 billion. They have been the No.1 rated team since Forbes began the evaluations 17 years ago. The Dodgers were ranked second; the Yankees and Dodgers also have the two highest payrolls in baseball.
Overall, MLB teams went up an average of over 9% and the average franchise is now worth $811 million. Or about what Forbes thought the Dodgers were worth when McCourt first put the team up for sale, so these things can change.