While it might not seem like much, the Los Angeles Dodgers were awarded full postseason bonus shares on Tuesday. Indeed – for five games of NLDS series play – every Dodger will get an additional sum on their paycheck.
Bill Shaikin reports that each Dodger will receive an additional $32,427.60 for their 2019 postseason play. By comparison, 67 shares were awarded at $262,027.49 from the MLB postseason bonus pool to the 2018 Dodgers. The Dodgers voted to award the 67 full share bonuses, with other partial shares and cash awards involved.
A full postseason share for each of the #Dodgers players: $32,427.60.
A full postseason share for each of the World Series champion Nationals players: $382,358.18.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) November 26, 2019
In addition, Shaikin reports that each member of the Washington Nationals will receive $382,358.18 in bonus money. Now, you can see that there is a decent incentive in terms of monetary value when it comes to advancing in the playoffs. Remember – and I am sure you do – the Nationals eliminated the Dodgers from that NLDS in five games and went on to win the World Series. Then by ten-fold, they went on to make more money and grab a ring.
Still, this additional pay just in time for the holidays should make a lot of Dodgers happy campers. Whether or not a player is making close to the league minimum or is signed to a Clayton Kershaw-type contract, these guys definitely never mind hearing more is coming to the bottom line.
One must imagine what NL MVP Cody Bellinger might buy with his extra $32,000 in cheddar? Does he buy a platinum colored Playstation 4? Or does he opt for 1,000 packets of fun dip? In all seriousness, good for the Dodgers who get to make a little extra money for once again being a playoff team in 2019.