Giants, Rangers collect their Series shares

Giants, Rangers collect their Series shares

A full postseason share for the 2010 World Series champion Giants totaled $317,631.29, while a full share for the American League champion Rangers was valued at $246,279.55, Major League Baseball announced on Monday.

Last year's share amounts were $350,030 for the first-place Yankees and $265,357.50 for the runner-up Phillies.

The players' pool is formed from 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first three games of the Division Series, and the first four games of the League Championship Series and World Series. It's divided among 12 clubs: The World Series participants, the LCS and DS runners-up and the four regular-season second-place clubs that were not Wild Card participants.

The Giants were awarded 50 full shares, 9.89 partial shares and five cash awards, making their share of the players' pool $19,764,779.19. The Rangers, meanwhile, got 44 full shares, eight partial shares and 12 cash awards, totaling $13,176,519.46.

The Yankees and Phillies, the LCS runners-up, were each rewarded 43 full shares and $6,588,259.73.

The four DS runners-up -- the Rays, Twins, Reds and Braves -- were given a $1,647,064.93 share of the players' pool. The four second-place, non-Wild Card finishers -- the White Sox, Athletics, Padres and Cardinals -- were given $549,021.64.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Gonzo and 'The Show'. Follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.