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January 1, 2007 – Greg Modica Q&A Set for 1/8 January 1, 2007

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Modica Q&A: On January 8th at 7PM, Greg Modica will be stopping by to participate in a Q&A with the readers of atlanticleaguebaseball.com

After two seasons in the Frontier League, the 145 pound righty made his way to the Atlantic League at the tail end of 2004, signing with the Somerset Patriots.

Modica was dominant in his two starts at the end of the year, earning him a spot on the 2005 Patriots team, a team that eventually went on to win the Atlantic League championship.

However, Modica was cut by the Patriots in spring training last season and landed with the Road Warriors. After pitching well for them, he signed with the Long Island Ducks and made five starts for them.

Greg’s always been someone I could identify with, because he’s the same height I am and outweighs me by about 15 pounds. I frequently found myself amazed by what he was able to do on the mound.

So I know I’ll have a few questions for Greg, and I know you guys will too.

SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO MASHMORE@PATRIOTSBASEBALL.COM

Modica will be here on the 8th to answer your questions, so make sure you send in your questions now.

Sandberg to Rangers: INF Jared Sandberg, something of a strikeout machine during his brief stint with the Somerset Patriots, has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Texas Rangers.

Sandberg, who signed with the Indians and played with Double-A Akron after leaving the Patriots, hit just .206 in 10 games for Somerset. He struck out 14 times in 34 at-bats.

The deal reportedly does not include an invite to big league camp. – Mike Ashmore

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1. StormerDude - January 2, 2007

Mike: Read This Story
http://www.ydr.com/search/ci_4928220
Revolution starts with secret draft

it metions a salary cap

A league-mandated salary cap states that player salaries may not exceed $3,000 a month.
According to Danos and Gladstone

2. AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com - January 2, 2007

Uggh.

The salary crap…hmmm, typo…salary cap issue has been beaten to death. Talk to one person and you get one answer, talk to somebody else and you might hear something else all together.

The word that got beaten into my head last year was “guideline” which certainly implies that the $3,000 amount isn’t a hard cap of any kind.

What’s more important to make note of is a team’s player budget, instead of an individual cap. Generally speaking, a team will spend $200,000 to $250,000 per year on player contracts. That’s the number I think matters.

As for this so-called draft…well, things that weren’t really a draft have been called a draft before, so until I get some more information on who was taken and who wasn’t and all that, I’ll refrain from comment on that.

-M-


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