Major League Baseball announced the bonuses received by teams making the playoffs and finishing high in the standings this season.
St. Louis Cardinals (Share of Players’ Pool: $20,627,727.92; value of each full share: $323,169.98) – The Cardinals awarded 51 full shares, a total of 11.962 partial shares and eight cash awards.
Texas Rangers (Share of Players’ Pool: $13,751,818.61; value of each full share: $251,515.76) – The Rangers awarded 47 full shares, a total of 6.5 partial shares and 19 cash awards.
So a player making near league minimum would end up with around a 75% percent raise by winning the World Series.
At the other end of the scale, the non-wild card second place finishers paid out about $10,000 per player. That’s a nice vacation for the family.