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Last year's ranking: 87
Title track: 15
Fan relations: 73
Stadium experience: 80
Bang for the buck: 119
The Bronx Bombers barely budged in almost every category, and that's not necessarily a good thing. Even amid the love-fest for Derek Jeter's final season, the Yankees couldn't muster a higher ranking in the players category than 62. Maybe that's because the Pinstripes are on track to miss the playoffs yet again (15th in title track). It didn't help that stud import Masahiro Tanaka went out with an elbow injury in July, leaving an already struggling rotation extra short on arms.
But it's not all doom and gloom. Fans still have faith in Joe Girardi and his coaches, ranking them 46th, and in the ownership, which rings in at 37th. If nothing else, Hal Steinbrenner learned from his father how to keep an open wallet -- just ask Tanaka, Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann.
The Yankees rank dead last in MLB for affordability (118) and second to last in bang for the buck at 119. Unsurprisingly, the team has the most expensive parking ($35) and ball caps ($25). Plus, the majors' second-highest-priced average ticket ($51.55) was no doubt jacked up by the new Field MVP outdoor suite boxes and a Field MVP club lounge. Sky-high prices don't seem to deter fans from going to the new stadium, though: The Yankees have led the American League in attendance for 11 straight years (2003-13). With Jeter's retirement, next season they'll have to reserve a seat for one more fan.