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Rockies prospects German Marquez and Antonio Senzatela compete for a rotation spot

Rockies news, notes, and links for Friday, March 3rd.

Rox Pitchers in friendly battle for a rotation spot |

Jesse Campbell takes a look at the competition between Germán Márquez and Antonio Sentzatela for the Rockies’ final rotation spot, as well as the close friendship the two roommates have off the field.

Adam Ottavino on Adapting and Optimizing | Fangraphs

David Laurila of Fangraphs sat down with Adam Ottavino to discuss how launch angles will affect the game from a pitcher's point of view. It’s a good read, especially if you’re interested in this sort of thing.

Bud Black wears No. 10 to honor late manager |

Jeffery Flanagan got the inside scoop on why Bud Black switched numbers with Ian Desmond for the year. Black made the move in order to honor Dick Howser, who was his manager when he was a member of the Kansas City Royals. Howser died of a brain tumor in 1987, just two years after leading the Royals to the World Series.