Sports biz: M’s franchise 15th most valuable in Forbes ranking

Forbes magazine ranks the Mariners as the 15th most valuable franchise in baseball.

Former NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton takes the fans side in the NFL labor suit. And he’d get the lawyers out of the negotiating room. “They jsut much things up,” he said.

The NFL’s not the only league facing a labor crisis. The NBA seems headed toward a lockout, too. The current deal expires at the end of the season.

The Mets and the Dodgers, two of the most important franchises in baseball, are in financial turmoil because of the debt-fueled financial recklessness of their owners, left unchecked by the league. That’s the angle of this piece in A day later, the New York Post reported that baseball was going to come up with a rule on how much debut its teams can carry.

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