Ah, the start of the Major League Baseball season. A time where the grass looks greener. The hot dogs are a bit tastier. And hope springs eternal.
At Coldwell Banker Real Estate we’re excited about baseball as well because it’s one of the best sports that connects directly to home. Home plate. Home run. Home field. Home team. There’s a yard. You can go yard. Landscaping is ridiculously important. I mean the list goes on and on.
But this year we have a partnership with MLB.com where we’ll be producing some pretty amazing video content with Major League Baseball players in the coming months, but before the season got too far along we wanted to see how some were predicting the baseball season to play out. One of my favorite baseball analysts is Buster Olney with ESPN and every year he lays out his predictions as to which teams will make the playoffs. Instead of just looking at team logos and rosters, what if we looked at Buster Olney’s predictions as far as how it looks based on the most expensive homes on coldwellbanker.com in each market? Here’s how it would look.
American League East Champ: Boston Red Sox ($ 6.1 million)
American League Central Champ: Detroit Tigers ($ 1.475 million)
American League West Champ: Anaheim Angels ($ 929,000)
American League Wild Card: Tampa Bay Rays ($ 2.4 million)
American League Wild Card: Kansas City Royals ($ 317,000)
National League East Champ: Atlanta Braves ($ 48 million)
National League Central Champ: St. Louis Cardinals ($ 3.95 million)
National League West Champ: Arizona Diamondbacks
National League Wild Card: Washington Nationals
National League Wild Card: Los Angeles Dodgers
And there you have it. Personally, I think Buster may be a little off with his prediction as he has the Cardinals and Rays squaring off in the World Series with the Cardinals coming out on top. According to the most expensive homes in the market I think Arizona is the team to beat.
Header image courtesy of Flickr user Ron Cogswell