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MLB Announces Postseason Shares



    MLB Announces Postseason Shares
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    Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers hits a two run home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium June 17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    The league announced the postseason share for the 2015 postseason teams, and the Texas Rangers had $2,271,169.85 to dole out as they saw fit.

    The way the amount is figured it this, as reported by Yahoo!:

    Players get a pool of 50 percent of the gate receipts from the wild-card games, 60 percent from the first three games of the ALDS and NLDS, then 60 percent from the first four games of the ALCS, NLCS and World Series. That totaled $69.8 million this season, surpassing the previous high of $65.3 million in 2012. That money is then divided amongst the 10 teams that made the postseason.

    Then, players on the postseason teams get to vote on whether to award full shares — in the Rangers' case that was $34,074.40 — partial shares to rookies or midseason call-ups who didn't play the full season or cash awards to people like clubhouse attendants, etc.

    The teams usually have those meetings in late September or early October, so everyone's fate has already been sealed, but you have to wonder who got the 11.125 partial shares the Rangers passed out — guys like Drew Stubbs and Will Venable as well as Joey Gallo, etc.