Today on FanGraphs (online at 8am ET), I go into how runner-up teams that don't make the postseason get postseason shares.
While fans of the Texas Rangers might be feeling a bit depressed about their team not winning the postseason, the fact is, the Rangers players made postseason money... 3 years straight
As mentioned, teams that are runners-up in the LDS and just miss the postseason, get postseason shares. Here's the breakdown of postseason shares for the Rangers for being ALCS champions, plus runners-up money:
2010 American League Champions Texas Rangers (Share of Players’ Pool: $13,176,519.46; value of each full share: $246,279.55) – The Rangers awarded 44 full shares, 8 partial shares and 12 cash awards.
2009 runners-up shares: Texas Rangers (Share of Players’ Pool: $590,731.16; value of each full share: $9,276.38) – The Rangers awarded 58 full shares, 5.25 partial shares and 4 cash awards.
2008 runners-up shares: Texas Rangers (Share of Players’ Pool: $511,593.28; value of each full share: $10,618.46) – The Rangers awarded 38 full shares, 9.85 partial shares and seven cash awards.
See more on making money in the postseason while missing the playoffs on FanGraphs (11am ET)
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