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What $236 million buys: The Bear Stearns buyout

Value judgment: Bear Stearns vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers More valuable: the Dodgers, at $632 million JPMorgan Chase's takeover of Bear Stearns, announced Sunday, gave the investment bank a value of just $236 million Forbes, in its annual report on the value of sports franchises, values the Los Angeles Dodgers at $632 million, the fourth-most-valuable franchise in baseball, and more than double the $236-million value of Bear Stearns.Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times