Ok that's funny, the first time I saw this headline on Inquirer website I thought it was about MLS.
I would agree this is something that is likely to just go away during the CBA negotiations, but I think it is also a legit grievance, and one they were very careful to preserve their right to.
I wonder how much the Phillies have factored in a labor stoppage in their short-term plans? An 80-100 game season would probably be better for a team that still needs to rely on older and injury-risk players (though Cutch will be gone). Particularly Didi and Segura, but also Bryce and JT. Would also mean partial salaries though that would be accompanied by lack of revenue.
That's the bottom line here: can the players get a win they might not have because it's unthinkable for the owners to miss out on the first possible full, fully attended season.