The Dodgers might have lost the World Series, but that doesn’t mean that no good came out of it. On Monday, Major League Baseball released that this year’s player’s pool of postseason money was a record $84,500,432.15.

Where does this money come from? Here is some more information from Major League Baseball’s press release, courtesy of Michael Baron:

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.  The players’ pool was divided among the 10 Postseason Clubs: the two World Series participants, the two League Championship Series runners-up, the four Division Series runners-up and the two runners-up in the Wild Card Games.  The 2017 players’ pool was a record total of $84,500,432.15, eclipsing last year’s $76,627,827.09.

The Dodgers total cut of the $84.5 million was 24%, 0r $20,280,103.72. Los Angeles split the money with 65 full shares ($259,722.14), 12.768 partial shares, and 14 cash awards. The Astros, on the other hand, received 36% of the postseason pool. This adds up to a total of $30,420,155.57, which was split up and distributed as 60 full shares ($438,901.57), 9.23 partial shares, and 4 cash awards.

The other teams that made a postseason appearance also received a split of the postseason pool money.

Here is how the rest of the postseason teams were compensated:

  • Chicago Cubs (Share of Players’ Pool: $10,140,051.86; value of each of full share: $133,159.02)
  • New York Yankees (Share of Players’ Pool: $10,140,051.86; value of each of full share: $138,897.63)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (Share of Players’ Pool: $2,746,264.04; value of each of full share: $40,976.78)
  • Boston Red Sox (Share of Players’ Pool: $2,746,264.04; value of each of full share: $36,438.21)
  • Cleveland Indians (Share of Players’ Pool: $2,746,264.04; value of each of full share: $36,782.68)
  • Washington Nationals (Share of Players’ Pool: $2,746,264.04; value of each of full share: $36,868.74)
  • Colorado Rockies (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,267,506.48; value of each of full share: $18,878.74)
  • Minnesota Twins (Share of Players’ Pool: $1,267,506.48; value of each of full share: $18,990.36)

Losing is no fun at all, but at least these teams get a pretty nice reward for their efforts.

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