Nov
29

For the AL runners-up, $110,302.97 each

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Long after the playoffs are over, Major League Baseball totals up the gate receipt from the various postseason games — the first three LDS games of each series and the first four LCS and World Series games from each series — and distributes them to the victors. Each playoff team gets a share based upon how far they made it and the four second-place non-Wild Card teams share in the action as well. (I’m sure that’s a bittersweet reward for the Padres.)

Today, MLB announced the totals. While the Giants get a playoff pool of over $19 million and the Rangers took home $13 million, the Yanks’ players had to split $6.588 million amongst the club. Ultimately, the Yanks awarded 43 full shares of $110,302.97 each, 15.75 partial shares and one cash award. While that’s a far cry from the $365,000 World Series share the players enjoyed in 2009, that 100 grand isn’t a bad reward for losing the ALCS.

Categories : Asides, Playoffs
  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    In before “I hope [insert player] gives his back”

    • All Star Carl

      Everyone but Cano, Granderson, and Mo should give them back.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Andy. >:(

  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Enough money for Girardi to pay off his daughter’s braces!

    • FIPster Doofus

      Or buy a shiny new binder.

      • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

        But is it enough to get new ramps installed at school?

    • Seamus

      Or a lifetime supply of Richard Simmons DVDs!

  • http://twitter.com//TylerWilkinson T-Dubs

    That’s a sweet deal for Nunez, who was on the roster for like 3 days and never played an inning.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Or for Nick Johnson, who….never mind.

      • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

        Salt in the wound, Benjamin.

      • http://twitter.com//TylerWilkinson T-Dubs

        bandages and crutches can be expensive.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Sigh. I loved that signing so damn much. It’s really too bad it didn’t work out.

    • RL

      That $110k is big money for someone like Hughes, Joba and others making close to league minimum. A 25% bonus based on team performance is nothing to sneeze at. Then again, last year’s shares ….

  • Cecala

    If only it was given to the fans, we could buy all the Richard Simmons DVDs.

    • http://twitter.com//TylerWilkinson T-Dubs

      am i talking to you, no im not

      /Moss’d

      • Cecala

        Your school must have had a lot of ramps

  • RalphieD

    that must be really awesome for guys making the minimum or close to it..its hard to imagine just how much money even guys like pena and cervelli make

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Guys making league minimum are still raking in $400,000 a year. That puts them in the upper echelons of wage earners in America.

      • Jonathan

        not to mention all the per diem they get. they get a ton of spending cash and probably don’t have to pay for clothes or food most places. Plus endorsements. Those guys are sitting pretty.

        • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

          Please tell me what endorsement deals Cervelli get so I know which products to boycott

          • Sean C

            My friend’s older brother looks EXACTLY like Cervelli, and has a commercial for his window tinting business that broadcasts on our local tv stations (in central Illinois). SO, along these lines, I pretend Frankie endorses a small window tinting business whenever I see the commercial spots. Not that you would care, you east coast biased elitist!!!! (totally joking, btw).

          • JerseyDutch

            I can see Franco endorsing a line of reasonably priced wines.

            • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

              I could see him endorsing a mediocre line of boxed wine. It’s the Wine Bar Eyes he has.

  • pat

    How much of this is Jeter personally responsible for? At least 110k I’d say.

    • Cecala

      6 years 150m worth

  • theyankeewarrior

    I’d like to know how much money Derek Jeter has banked in his career on these playoff shares. He’s 1 of 25 guys who, in every year of his career, (besides 2008) have been to the playoffs. I’ll bet he has made more in playoff shares than most professional baseball players make in their entire careers, total. And it’s mostly because he was drafted by the Yankees and not the rest of the 1992 top 10.

    But the Yankees are being greedy.

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S

    Still more than I make in a year.

  • Chris

    $110,302.97? What, the extra 3 cents to make it an even $110,303 would have broken the bank?