The Los Angeles Dodgers 2018 postseason bonus shares have been officially announced. Moreover, members of the 2018 Dodgers’ World Series team are collecting a nice payday just in time for the holidays currently.
Bill Shaikin reports that each Dodger will receive an additional $262,027.49 from the MLB postseason bonus pool. The Dodgers voted to award the 67 full share bonuses, with other partial shares and cash awards involved.
Holiday bonus: Each Dodger gets $262,027.49 from the postseason bonus pool. The #Dodgers players voted to award 67 full shares, and others were voted partial shares and cash awards, per MLB.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) November 26, 2018
Wondering about the health of baseball? If the bonus structure is any indication, baseball is doing just fine. Given that postseason bonuses are up 4 percent from 2017 – the principal exists. Baseball must be making money to bonus the players more money. It’s no different from any company in America, folks. Well – if that company gives a bonus of a quarter-million around the holidays.
For 2018.the total pool for the players in the 10 teams that made the postseason was an all-time high of $88,188,633.49 a 4% increase from the prior record of 2017 of $84,500,432.15. A full Postseason share for the 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox was worth $416,837.72, while a full share for the National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers totaled $262,027.49. That was compared to $438,901.57 for the 2017 World Champion Houston Astros and $259,722.14 for the 2017 NL Champion Dodgers. For further comparison, the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs got $368,871.59 and the 2016 AL Champion Indians got $261,804.65.
Furthermore, congrats to all those Dodgers players who brought us so much joy. You are now just a little bit more well off – and it’s well deserved.
It’s great to see baseball reward the teams who advance in the playoffs. The bottom line is just that – and players sometimes play just a little harder when they know it will thicken their wallet.
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