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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — You knew it was coming.
The signs were everywhere.
The frustration was visible in their faces, and the anger dripping from their voices.
And on Tuesday morning it happened.
The Major League Baseball Players Association officially filed a grievance with Major League Baseball accusing four teams — the Oakland Athletics, Miami Marlins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays — of failing to comply with the rules of how they spent their revenue-sharing money.
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The war is on.
“If we got to ruffle a few feathers, so be it,’’ New York Mets veteran third baseman Todd Frazier told USA TODAY last week, “because this game needs the best players. We need some questions answered. We got to figure it out.
“It’s frustrating. And it’s weird. It’s like we have to really look into what happened last season. We got to move forward with some action.’’
And the union did just that with their grievance…