I vote yes. He has been virtually unhittable all spring. And it's not like he's lucking out here, he's making guys look absolutely foolish with his breaking stuff. I couldn't care less about how hard he throws or how short he is...I care about results. And Danny's bringing them. So far, he's faced 27 hitters and retired 26 of them including another 3 up 3 down tonight against the Yanks.
His off-speed stuff is the perfect foil to our assortment of hard throwers in the rotation and in the pen. He's not limited to only pitching one time in a series like someone suggested, just not more than once through the lineup in one night.
So if we keep him, who doesn't make the club? I'd say it's down to 3 people, Homer (so he can start full time in AAA), Bray (he's still got options and he's been pretty bad all spring), and Masset. Masset is without options which means he'd have to be put on waivers and there's very little chance he'll make it through those without being claimed. I'd like to have Masset because he can eat innings, but we've got other guys who are capable of doing that (Viola, Maloney, Thompson, Ramirez). He's been pretty hittable this spring and I don't want to hold onto a guy and push back another just because he's out of options. I think it's time to cut Nick loose and give Danny the shot he's MORE than earned.
What do YOU guys think? Does Danny stay, and who gets shown the door to make room for him?