Cubs raising season ticket prices an average of 19.5 percent

ANNAPOLIS MD- DECEMBER 03 Members of the Temple Owls celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Navy Midshipmen 34-10 win the AAC Championship game at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

This is James' first trip to Chicago this season, so he has to wear a Cubs uniform.

According to Major League Baseball, the pool comes from 50% of the gate receipts from the Wild Card games, 60% of the gate receipts from the first three games of the Division Series, 60& of the gate receipts from the first four games of the Championship Series and 60% of the gate receipts from the first four games of the World Series.

Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings begin today and expect a flurry of activity as ballclubs try to bolster their chances for a run at the 2017 World Series title.

It's up to the teams to decide how many full and partial shares are given out.

All 10 playoff teams receive percentages of the pool. That's actually down from the $370,069.03 each Kansas City Royals player received after winning the 2015 World Series, but only because they awarded 58 full shares. The 2016 players' pool was a record total of $76,627,827.09, eclipsing last year's $69,882,149.26.

Only the Toronto Blue Jays, who lost to the Indians in the American League Championship Series, awarded as many full shares as the Cubs this year.

The World Series-losing Cleveland Indians awarded 60 full shares, valued at $261,804.65.

-LOS ANGELES DODGERS: $9,195,339.25; value of each of full share: $123,741.24.

Baltimore Orioles (Share of Players' Pool: $1,149,417.41; value of each of full share: $18,351.02) - The Orioles issued 52 full shares, a total of 8.36 partial shares and 30 cash awards.

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