Even in years when it's unlikely they will qualify, the bills still go out "just in case".
If the team doesn't make the playoffs, the money is assigned towards your season ticket bill for the next season.
Based on the season to date, and with the team "only" 6.5 games out of the Wild Card, would you pay the $$ to ensure attendence at any home postseason games? For holders of regular (not 10 or 20 game plans) they make you buy the full string -- 1 WC game, 4 ALDS games, 4 ALCS games and 3 (this year) WS games, so it's a significant outlay.
Edited by Lose Remerswaal, 15 August 2012 - 12:43 PM.