Rays most affordable of all pro teams, per ESPN the Mag
The Rays were ranked the most affordable of the 122 MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL teams in ESPN The Magazine's Ulimate Franchise rankings.
It was the six straight year the Rays ranked in the top three. They also were No. 1 in 2009.
Overall, the Rays were ranked 16th. The Lightning were 7th, the Bucs 97th.
The Rays also were ranked also ranked 5th of all pro teams by ESPN the Mag in coaching/strength of on-field leadership, 8th in Bang for the Buck (wins/revenue)