- The Rangers have made huge investments in their team over the last few years
- MLB has yet to announce the players pool for postseason bonuses
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Due to their World Series victory, the Texas Rangers’ expenses for 2023 will skyrocket even higher than the team’s $252.6 million active payroll.
The Rangers are expected to dish out a $100-million-plus postseason player pool, per Front Office Sports, which could balloon the franchise’s total yearly payroll to over $350 million.
Major League baseball has yet to announce the players pool for postseason bonuses and shares per player, as Texas defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday evening to clinch their first championship.
The record for an individual share and total player pool were both set by last year’s World Series champions, the Houston Astros.
The Astros gave out $516,347 per player from a $107.5-million player pool. Houston had a league-low 59 full shares to give out.
The Texas Rangers celebrate defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks to win the World Series
The Rangers are expected to dish out a $100-million-plus postseason player pool, per FOS
It is unknown how many full shares the Rangers will give out. However, the team made minimal changes to its postseason roster across four rounds, most notably after Adolis Garcia and Max Scherzer were injured in Game 3 of the World Series.
Per Front Office Sports, the players’ pool of bonuses comes from 60 percent of gate receipts from the minimum number of games played in every round, totaling 13 games. The Rangers played in 17 postseason games.
Owners keep the rest of the gate receipts, per FOS.
The record was made possible last season because of extra gate revenue added from the Wild Card round, which was part of MLB’s new collective bargaining agreement, per FOS.
Texas Rangers relief pitcher Josh Sborz (R) hugs Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim
Texas won the World Series without Jacob deGrom, who made the most of any Ranger this season, raking in $43.3 million.
deGrom only pitched in six regular season games in 2023 with his last coming on April 28, before eventually opting to have Tommy John surgery in June.
The Rangers made massive investments in their team over the last few years by signing some of baseball’s best with lucrative contracts, including deGrom, World Series MVP Corey Seager, and Marcus Semien.
Now, everyone will line their pockets even more.