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Tribe to deal Lawton to Pirates for Rhodes

Postby The Cow » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:20 pm

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.

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Postby The Cow » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:22 pm

The Lawton Rhodes deal is just a rumor, started by a pittsburgh newspaper. This is not a done deal.
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Re: Tribe to deal Lawton to Pirates for Rhodes

Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:22 pm

The Cow wrote:Another rumor on the Tribe fan board is a young pitcher, I think it is C.C., for Adam Dunn.


I think that's terrible deal. You just said they need SP, not hitting and Sabathia is a very good young SP and a lefty to boot. :-o
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Postby trevisc » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:26 pm

Yeah..that trade doesn't make too much sense..

I thought Lawton was a pretty good hitter...

hmm



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Postby The Cow » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:30 pm

I don't know that it is C.C., but judging from what the Reds asked the Fish for Dunn(Beckett). I figure it must be C.C. Some people on the Tribe board think it is Cliff Lee, but that deal makes no sense to me.

Personally I like the C.C. for Dunn deal. I would take Dunn over C.C., provided they sign a quality SP. Say the Tribe signs Clement and adds Dunn. I like that, but they would still need another SP. Regardless it won't happen.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:38 pm

i think cleveland could surely get someone better than rhodes for lawton..... :-? :-? or at least i would want to get someone better than rhodes for lawton....
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:38 pm

I thought the rumor was any Cleveland starter EXCEPT C.C. for Kearns or Dunn.
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:39 pm

i don't think the indians should trade any of their starters...especially for another bat. weren't they like 2nd or 3rd last season in runs scored?

i'm not sure that trading lawton for rhodes is godd either. lawton is an injury risk, but rhodes is a bad pitching risk.
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Postby kentx12 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:46 pm

kimchi_chigae wrote:i don't think the indians should trade any of their starters...especially for another bat. weren't they like 2nd or 3rd last season in runs scored?



I agree. They have a pretty good young offense. If htere pitching comes around they could be a decent ball team.
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Postby slomo007 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:50 pm

A Dunn for CC trade wouldn't be the greatest trade ever, but I wouldn't be too disappointed b/c Cincy desperately needs an ace...but I don't know if I'd be willing to give up Dunn. As hard as it is to believe, he turned in to one of the best power hitters in the game last year.

Maybe Cincy is trying to trade him in case he's on roids? :-?
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