Here is my attempt to build a groundswell to have Salmon on the roster, in the bullpen, and even earn consideration of putting him in a set-up role.
2007 stats: 0-1, 4.13 ERA, 26 games, 24 IP, 22 hits, 10 walks, 22 strikeouts.
Conclusion: He pitched well with runners on base, didn't allow as many hits as IP, and had a 2-1 K to walk ratio. That's someone I want in the bullpen.
Spring training so far: 4 games, 0.00 ERA, 5 IP, 3 hits, 3 walks, and 8 strikeouts.
Conclusion: There is no way he should be in AAA to start the season.