Question: Why does the DR pitch Deduno in the Championship game?
Answer: Simple, they want to win! (what a concept!)
Deduno would be no worse than the Twins 2nd best Pitcher and very possibly could be the best, what do the Twins have to lose? Their repuation for smart?
Think of Deduno as a knucleballer and that might help you to deal with his erratic pitching..but remember this, he can beat anybody anytime, can you really say that about Correia and company?
If the Twins send Hicks to Rochester this will send a very poor message to their fans. Mainly, Team politics are more important than winning.
The base is excitied about Hicks. After today, its hard to imagine the Twins without him. Keeping him on the big team would send very positive messages about the organization and their will to win, not always salvage the dollar. It would also be a big signal to their young players, prove you are good enough and we wont worry about the money