What more does this guy have to prove. He finished strong last year, he had two good starts down the stretch last year. Pitched great in winter ball and worked hard all offseason. He's the first to go four strong innings this spring, Uncle Milty's outing yesterday does not qualify as a success, Matt went four innings one hit, one walk, three K's and lowered his spring ERA to 1.00
He belongs in the rotation period! I also think we need to seriously consider how to keep Rule 5 pick Jared Burton. This kid has been lights out his spring. Same with Salmon. Salmon at least has options we could start him off in triple AAA. Burton we lose if we don't make a deal for him and we don't keep him. He would be a nice complimate power arm option in the pen to go with Coffey. I'm all for veteran's like Hermanson and Lightenburg who have pitched well but at the risk of losing these young guys I say keep the youth and dump the old guys.