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    Josh Keppel
    San Franciso Giants owner Larry Baer flashes his 2012 World Series ring at AT&T ahead of the World Series game against the Kansas City Royals. Oct. 24, 2014

    For the third-straight year, the Giants have been named one of the most valuable franchises in Major League Baseball, according to Forbes.

    With a $2.25 billion valuation, San Francisco came in fourth, trailing only the Boston Red Sox ($3.4 billion), Los Angeles Dodgers ($2.5 billion) and New York Yankees ($2.3 billion) for the second year in a row.

    The Giants' 2016 estimate represents a 12.5 percent jump from 2015. The franchise's most impressive annual increase -- an 100 percent jump from $500 million to $1 billion -- came between the 2014 and 2015 seasons, after the team won its third World Series title in five years.

    Forbes also calculated the 2015 revenue and operating income for every MLB franchise.

    The Giants' 2015 revenue ($409 million) came in third behind the Dodgers ($438 million) and Yankees ($516 million), while their operating income -- earnings before interest and tax -- was the highest in the league at $73 million.

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