Houston Astros: Team to receive a hefty payout for the 2019 postseason

Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

The Houston Astros postseason dropped with a loud thud in Game 7 but they still receive a hefty payout for participating in the postseason. How much?

Houston Astros fans — we’re in the midst of the offseason and it’ll be interesting to see where this franchise is headed in terms of setting themselves up to compete for another World Series title in 2020.

The expectations have been set that they will, especially with the majority of the core set to return for another season.  As you know, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, Yuli Gurriel and Michael Brantley are all locked-in and good to go.

The biggest question is how much Houston Astros center fielder George Springer will make this season.  He could receive an arbitrated salary of an estimated $21.4 million for 2020 or they could hammer out a long-term deal to spread his money out over a longer period of time.

Regardless, there’s no question he’ll be here for 2020 but it’s a matter of how much he can make,

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which can be a complicated process if both sides don’t agree on the amount that should be awarded.

That’ll be a development we’ll have to keep an eye on and we’ll know something in the coming weeks.

Gerrit Cole is likely as good as gone with him wanting to maximize his payday elsewhere but if there’s a miracle solution that the Houston Astros can put together, I’d be all for bringing him back.

The Houston Astros have already started to target Zack Wheeler as a replacement but I don’t see they shouldn’t have Hyun-Jin Ryu, who was runner-up for the NL Cy Young Award in their crosshairs as well.

But as the nuances of the winter season come into effect, the Houston Astros are going to receive a nice payout for their performance in the postseason.

Here’s what MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart had to report on the latest payout:

This means that the Houston Astros will receive $19.1 million for their deep run in the

postseason, all the way to Game 7 against the Washington Nationals.

It’s fathomable that each player that was on the roster for each of the three playoff series will receive a full share and those who weren’t will receive at least a partial share or cash award.  I’m positive that the money is also split between the staff as well.

Who knows? We might see some of our favorite players share on social media what they plan to do with their bonus.  There’s no telling what we’ll see next.

Next. Josh Reddick should be traded to the Padres for prospects. dark

It’s good to see the players compensated for their hard work and let’s hope that this team can make a great run next season as well.

Let’s hope for the best — go Houston Astros!