Being a Tribe fan, I would like to see Rhodes in MR, I think Lawton is replacable, not to mention inconsistent and an injury risk. I know Rhodes was awful last year, but he is worth taking a chance on. I think Cleveland G.M. Mark Shapiro is beginning to feel the squeeze on the FA SP market. The price isn't right for the Tribe. So I see the Triibe adding a bat, which seem to be cheaper than arms right now, and a lesser SP, not to mention Rhodes.
The Tribe has been trying for the last couple years to deal Lawton and this deal makes sense on both sides. Pirates need a bat and the Tribe needs a lefty out of the pen, the Tribe's only lefty out of the pen is Scott Sauerbeck who is coming off an injury.
Another rumor on the Tribe fan board is a young pitcher, I think it is C.C., for Adam Dunn.