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Saturday Rockpile: Spring Training invites officially announced

There is not a lot of Rockies-related news out there today at all, but that might be a good thing as I'm posting from Sin City and (A) the internet connection at my hotel sucks; and (B) it's an hour earlier here than it is in Salt Lake so I'm really tired. Let's get to it...

Inside the Colorado Rockies " Rockies announce non-roster invitees | Major League Baseball in Denver
Steve Foster has the entire list of players that will be invited to Spring Training by the Rockies. The list is broken down by position, then by whether or not the player is on the 40-man roster. The club will invite 16 non-roster players, four of whom are catchers.

A few nuggets from manager Jim Tracy as Tucson looms | All Things Rockies
Troy Renck posted a few bullets from a recent conversation with Jim Tracy. Among those is a bit regarding Ubaldo Jimenez, whom Tracy says is likely to be the Opening Day starter. No big surprise there, I suppose.

Blessed with talent, West divisions are best | News's Lyle Spencer believes that the Angels and Dodgers will face some serious competition from teams like the Mariners and Rockies, respectively, in 2010. I can't argue with him, based on the fact that neither of the LA teams did a whole lot to improve their ball clubs. Tulowitzki Will Throw Out Season Opening First Pitch
Troy Tulowitzki will throw the ceremonial first pitch in Long Beach State's season opener against Pepperdine on February 19th. Nothing could possibly go wrong there, am I right? I'd better just move on...

San Francisco Giants, Tim Lincecum reach multiyear deal - ESPN
Timmy signed for 2 years, $23 million just barely before his arbitration hearing was scheduled to take place. That dude honestly deserves every penny of that $23MM, too.

Odds & Ends: Dye, Mets, Lincecum, Vazquez, Colon: MLB Rumors -
A guy with one of the all-time great names has been invited to Spring Training for the Rays. J.J. Furmaniak will compete for a roster spot, and the people at PETA are not one bit happy about it...