Q&A with Matt Lawton

<b>GVB:</b> Matt, Spring Training is moving down the home stretch here. First of all, how are you fitting in with your new club?
April 3, 2005

Trade Analysis: More Moves To Follow

The Indians' latest trade was really a setup.<br><br> General Manager Mark Shapiro acquired a veteran setup man in Arthur Rhodes to bolster the bullpen -- while at the same time setting up a number of other possible moves.<br><br> By unloading outfielder Matt Lawton and his $7.25 million contract, Shapiro now will:<br>
December 11, 2004

Winter Meetings Ready To Kick Off

<b>ANAHEIM --</b> The baseball Winter Meetings kick off Friday morning, with executives from all 30 Major League teams ready to wheel and deal in the structure of the Anaheim Marriott. <br><br> A brief look at what's been done so far:
December 10, 2004

Laying Down The Law

It wasn't exactly the "Shot Heard Round The World," but the AL Central is covering its ears.<br><br> Matt Lawton hit a dramatic three-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Indians a 6-5 victory over the White Sox in Chicago on Saturday night.<br><br> With one swing, Lawton:<br><br> * Turned a 5-3 deficit into a 6-5 lead;<br> * Gave Cleveland its fourth win in a row;<br> * Handed Chicago its fourth straight loss;<br> * And put the Indians into second place over the Chisox.<br><br>
August 7, 2004

Are Lawton's Days Numbered?

<FONT face=Tahoma size=2>With the non-waiver trade deadline (July 31) rapidly approaching, veteran Matt Lawton's name keeps getting mentioned more and more as possible trade bait.<br><br> A year ago, no one in baseball would touch Lawton's contract, which runs through the end of the 2005 season and has him earning approximately $7 million per year.<br>
July 26, 2004

Four On The Fourth

Despite losing 5-4 in 11 innings in Cincinnati on Sunday, there were plenty of smiles in the Indians' clubhouse.<br><br> Four Cleveland players in particular -- C.C. Sabathia, Matt Lawton, Victor Martinez and Ronnie Belliard -- were the happiest after each was named to the 2004 American League All-Star Team.<br><br> "We've got four going," said Sabathia. "I didn't expect it. I don't think anybody did. To get that kind of respect, four guys, is awesome. I'm excited for everybody."<br><br>
July 5, 2004