The postseason playoff shares were announced

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There used to be a time when postseason money was bigger than most players’ actual salaries. That’s not the case any longer, but the money is still pretty good.

This year the a full postseason share broke down as follows:

  • Boston Red Sox: $307,322.68
  • St. Louis Cardinals: $228,300.17
  • Detroit Tigers: $129,278.22
  • Los Angeles Dodgers: $108,037.06
  • Atlanta Braves: $34,012.30
  • Oakland A’s: $37,316.25
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: $35,558.58
  • Tampa Bay Rays: $35,280.10
  • Cincinnati Reds: $15,284.85
  • Cleveland Indians: $15,107.00

Each team can vote how many full shares to allocate. They can also issue partial shares and cash awards. It’s overall pool for player shares comes from 50 percent of the gate receipts from the Wild Card Games, 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first three games of the Division Series; 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the League Championship Series; and 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the World Series.

Now gonna go listen to Patti Smith’s “Free Money.”

Rays sign Carlos Gomez to a one-year deal

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The Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent outfielder Carlos Gomez to a one-year deal worth $4 million.

Gomez hit .255/.340/.462 with 17 homers in 105 games for the Rangers last year. He missed time due to various ailments, as he has frequently over the past several years, playing 118 games in 2016 and 115 games in 2015. He’s useful when healthy. He just has to find a way to stay healthy.

The Rays just traded away Steven Souza and designated Corey Dickerson for assignment, making room for Gomez. Dickerson was slated to make $5.95 million and, if he is not traded, the Rays will be on the hook for $1 million of that. Souza was making $3.55 million. Gomez will work in the outfield corner rotation with Denard Span and Mallex Smith, while Kevin Kiermaier will cover center.