The Red Sox players are STILL winning ... 'cause the bonus checks for their World Series "W" were just announced -- and Boston got paid!!!
Major League Baseball just announced the postseason bonus pool totaled $88 MILLION to be divided by all of the teams that made the 2018 playoffs.
The total pool number -- essentially made up of playoff stadium ticket sales -- is the largest pot in MLB history. It's divided by the 10 playoff teams based on how far they got.
The biggest payout was obviously Boston -- the champs split $31.7 million between 66 players, which came out to $416k each!
Not too shabby, but slightly LESS than the $438k each Houston Astros player got last year for winning the 2017 World Series.
Don't feel too bad for the 2018 losers ... Los Angeles will get a cut of the bonus money too -- with their checks coming in at $267,027.49 per player.
Here's how the rest of the playoff bonus money was distributed ...
Houston Astros -- $154,656.05 per player.
Milwaukee Brewers -- $122,957.13
Atlanta Braves -- $40,375.74
Cleveland Indians -- $37,040.29
Colorado Rockies -- $40,335.96
New York Yankees -- $43,081.55
Chicago Cubs -- $16,155.34
Oakland Athletics -- $19,760.35
Yeah, it still pays to be good.