This week we learned of an unusual situation between the Nationals and the Marlins, with Miami filing a grievance over the salary of Dan Jennings, an executive in the Nats' front office.
Jennings is still getting paid by the Marlins after he was fired as their general manager and manager last year. The Marlins are paying the difference of his $1.5 million salary and feel the $115,000 he is earning from the Nats is too low.
The Washington Post furthered that report by noting it was settled by MLB in the Nats' favor before spring training.
The Nats may have won this battle, but according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the grievance could be far from over. Rosenthal says "the Marlins can renew their objection over the amount the Nationals will pay Jennings if his duties prove more significant than the Nats originally portrayed."
Jennings is set to be a scout in the southeast of the U.S. this season, which is a significant step down from where he was as a GM. The Marlins expect him to play a larger role than the Nats are saying he will.
Jennings became the Marlins VP of player personnel in 2002 and five years later was named assistant general manager. He became the GM after the 2013 season.
The Marlins accrued a lot of talent during the years Jennings was part of their front office. In recent years they have developed stars like Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez and Christian Yelich.
Now Jennings is with the Nationals and, as far as the grievance goes, it's to be continued.