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Report: Marlins-Nats grievance could be revisited after 2016


Report: Marlins-Nats grievance could be revisited after 2016

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.

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With Ross placed on 60-day DL, Nationals agree to 1-year deal with veteran reliever

With Ross placed on 60-day DL, Nationals agree to 1-year deal with veteran reliever

WASHINGTON  -- The Washington Nationals say they have agreed to a one-year deal with 40-year-old reliever Joaquin Benoit.

The team announced the move Wednesday, along with placing pitcher Joe Ross on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery in July.

The Nationals didn't release terms of the agreement, though a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Monday that it was for $1 million.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't official at the time.


Benoit is a right-hander who first reached the big leagues in 2001. 

He has played for eight teams, finishing last year with Pittsburgh.

He has 764 career appearances, going 58-49 with a 3.83 ERA and 53 saves.


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It's Day 1 of spring training and Bryce Harper is already done taking questions regarding his future

It's Day 1 of spring training and Bryce Harper is already done taking questions regarding his future

So if you have not heard, Bryce Harper is going to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2018 season.

All off-season talking heads, baseball aficionados, radio hosts, etc. were speculating on where the outfielder’s destination will be next year.

And we are still a year away from it actually happening.


Reporting to spring training on Monday, Harper did not waste any time telling the media how his press conferences were going to play out this season.

“If guys do [ask], or talk anything about that, I will be walking right out the door.”

Entering his seventh season with the Washington Nationals, the 25-year-old is coming off the second-best season, statistically, of his career. The 2015 NL MVP has hit .285 in his career, with 150 home runs and 421 RBIs. Unquestionably he is the face of the Nationals’ organization, if not, the best player in the team’s history.

If he does end the season without a contract extension, he will join Rafael Palmeiro, Alex Rodriguez, Randy Johnson, and Barry Bonds as the top sought out free agents in MLB history.

One thing is for certain in terms of Harper’s free agency; Harper has given no inclination on where his landing spot will be.  The top three cities are of course his favorite childhood team, the New York Yankees; joining with one of his closest friends with the Chicago Cubs; or just staying with Washington.

Wherever he does land, it does appear that it will be the largest contract given to a free agent ever.

As for now we just wait and direct any of your calls to his agent Scott Boras.