The St. Louis Cardinals were crowned World Series champions last fall by outlasting the Texas Rangers in seven action-packed games.
Players such as Albert Pujois and David Freese didn't just win rings but in fact received additional payments in the form of bonuses.
There is a significant financial incentive for capturing a World Series championship. According to Reuters, a full postseason share for a player on the Cardinals was worth more than $323,000.
Rangers players also benefited from the bonus structure as those who were voted a full postseason share were awarded $251,000 each.
Postseason bonuses do add additional financial incentive for players who qualify. The postseason also gives impending free agents the opportunity to perform on the biggest stage and build interest prior to their entry into the free-agent market.
Here are 10 players will be missing out on both their postseason share and the opportunity to showcase their wares to a worldwide audience.