Good point since going forward they probably valued Hughes more than Nova. As we know pitching problems usually works itself out but as you said Nova changed everything when he kept winning and winning. The kid showed them he belonged and they sent him to AAA. Heck there was talk he was going to go down in ST but as we know now the Pineda injury changed everything.
Exactly one more shot can't hurt and besides he'd be one of many options/guys in the mix. No need to count on him as a major piece. It's a win win situation.
Perhaps I'm reading too much in regards to mound presence...
When Nova is on the mound I sense from his demeanor...I'm going to win tonight.
When Hughes is on the mound I sense from his demeanor......I hope I don't loss
There are fans that share the same belief. You can see it when both pitchers get into a jam. Nova seems like a guy that will fight when he's down or when the game is hanging in the balance.
To anyone going through a difficult time right now remember someone always has it worse.