As the 2017 MLB playoffs start, one thing that does end are teams paying players for their contracts during the regular season.
So how do MLB players get paid for playing in the playoffs?
According to MLB rules, money is pooled together from the following sources: 50% of the gate receipts from the Wild Card games, 60% of the gate receipts from the first three games of the Division Series, 60% of the gate receipts from the first four games of the Championship Series and 60% of the gate receipts from the first four games of the World Series.
Teams then split it up. The World Series winner gets the largest percentage cut of 36%. For instance, the Chicago Cubs were awarded $27,586,017.75 of the total $76,627,827.09 accumulated during the playoffs and World Series in 2016. If the Cubs players split their share just among themselves, each player would receive $368,871.59. They usually don’t just pay themselves and give some of the money to other workers in the clubhouse and front office.