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Colorado Rockies star Nolan Arenado models game after Adrian Beltre, Roberto Clemente

Your Rockies news, notes and links for Friday, March 11.

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Nolan Arenado follows footsteps of role models |

Nolan Arenado told Lyle Spencer of about his role models; among them were Adrian Beltre and former teammate Troy Tulowitzki. However, Arenado also proved to be a man after my own heart, as he praised Pirates great Roberto Clemente. Clemente of course, died in a tragic plane crash 19 years before Arenado was born, but thanks to the influence of his father, he developed an appreciation for the Hall of Famer.

Jason Motte fits in easily with Rockies |

Doug Miller wrote a nice piece for on journeyman Jason Motte, who seems to be fitting in quite well with the Rockies. Walt Weiss had a number of nice things to say as well about the man the Rockies hope will help bolster the back of the bullpen.

Cubs release left-handed reliever Rex Brothers |

Thursday marked the end of the Cubs career of former Rockies reliever Rex Brothers. In his final appearance, he threw four wild pitches in one inning. The best of luck to Brothers as he searches for a new home.

Chatting Cage: Nolan Arenado |

Nolan Arenado took some time out to answer questions from fans in the MLB Chatting Cage (very clever, guys.) It's worth a few minutes, but the full video is 12 minutes long, so settle in if you're going to watch the full thing.

Rockies compete in a bunting competition at spring training - Denver Post TV

This is the best thing I've seen out of Rockies spring training so far. After morning meetings, the Rockies held a high stakes bunting competition that was won by Chris Rusin. Everyone had fun, except maybe Ryan Casteel, who lost $1000 on the proceedings. This is way fun.