Texas Rangers

MLB postseason teams share record $76.6 million in bonuses

The Rangers players split a postseason share pool of nearly $2.5 million among 54 players. The players also handed out 10.19 partial shares and seven cash awards.
The Rangers players split a postseason share pool of nearly $2.5 million among 54 players. The players also handed out 10.19 partial shares and seven cash awards. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

The Texas Rangers players and select staff pocketed nearly $40,000 each in postseason shares after winning the American League West and getting swept by the Toronto Blue Jays.

The 10 postseason teams divided a record $76.6 million, up $7 million from 2015. The pool total is formed from gate receipts from the two wild card games (50 percent), the first three games of the divisions series (60 percent), the first four games of the LCS (60 percent) and from the first four games from the World Series (60 percent).

54 Rangers players and staff were given a full postseason share of $38,422.69. The club also doled out 10.19 partial shares and seven cash awards.

The World Series winning Cubs handed out 66 shares worth $369,000 each. The Indians each took home $262,000. The Rangers’ individual share was $38,422.69. They doled out 54 shares, 10.19 partial shares, and seven cash awards.

A full Postseason share for the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs was worth $368,871.59, while a full share for the American League Champion Cleveland Indians totaled $261,804.65, Major League Baseball announced today.

The two World Series teams in 2015, the Royals and Mets, earned slightly higher postseason shares. The Royals earned $370,000 and the Mets earned $301,000.

Ray Davis, one of the two principal owners of the Texas Rangers, addresses the Vote Yes crowd Tuesday night after public funding for a new ballpark was approved (video by Jeff Wilson).

2016 MLB Postseason Shares:

Club

Players pool

Share

Shares issued

Partial shares

Cash awards

Cubs

$27,586,017.75

$368,871.59

66

8.7

4

Indians

$18,390,678.50

$261,804.65

60

8.75

16

Dodgers

$9,195,339.25

$123,741.24

65

8.285

20

Blue Jays

$9,195,339.25

$123,045.09

66

7.75

15

Red Sox

$2,490,404.38

$33,761.22

61

10.686

14

Giants

$2,490,404.38

$36,443.03

57

10.5

9

Rangers

$2,490,404.38

$38,422.69

54

10.19

7

Nationals

$2,490,404.38

$35,442.68

60

10.209

1

Orioles

$1,149,417.41

$18,351.02

52

8.36

30

Mets

$1,149,417.41

$17,951.65

51

12.75

5

Stefan Stevenson: 817-390-7760, @StevensonFWST

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