All 10 teams that made the 2018 postseason — yes, even the Cubs and Athletics, who played just one postseason game — get their share of money from the players’ pool.
Major League Baseball announced postseason shares Monday and the Cubs got $1,322,829.50. They divided this up into 68 full shares and 13.822 partial shares. The value of a full share was $16,155.34.
In modern baseball terms, that’s not a lot of money, but it’s something, anyway.
The World Series champion Red Sox’ full shares amounted to $416,837.72 and the runner-up Dodgers got $262,027.49 per share.
Per a MLB press release, the players’ pool of postseason money is put together this way:
The players’ pool is formed from 50 percent of the gate receipts from the Wild Card Games; 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first three games of the Division Series; 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the League Championship Series; and 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the World Series.
Here’s what all the other 2018 postseason teams got and how it was divided:
MLB has announced postseason share info. The Red Sox earned $416,837.72 per share, while the Dodgers received $262,027.49 per share. pic.twitter.com/NMEAIhUVyD— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 26, 2018
Hopefully, the 2019 Cubs will return to at or near the top of that list.