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…