Former Marlins general manager and manager Dan Jennings is now in the Nationals' front office and apparently there is a dispute over his new salary.
According to the Miami Herald, the Marlins have filed a grievance against the Nats over a difference in $1.4 million. Jennings is due $1.5 million in 2016 one way or another after being fired, and his new salary with the Nats is for $100,000. That leaves Miami to pay the remainder.
What the Marlins contend is that Jennings' $100,000 salary with the Nats is too low, that it is not commensurate with his duties as a special assistant to GM Mike Rizzo. They feel they should pay less of his overall salary.
In the Nationals' case, how much can you really blame them? Jennings accepted the dollar figure they offered and could have just said 'no.' They added an accomplished executive to their front office and they happened to get him at a bargain.
Nothing says heated division rivalry like a formal dispute over a front office assistant's salary, right? No? Okay, nevermind.