If Cody is our of action, then I'm really hoping for a face turn. Although I am very worried a face turn for Rhodes will bomb.
What character would rhodes be able to play as a babyface?
Terrible idea. Rhodes as a face may happen eventually, but right now would just be poor timing. He's so natural in the role as a heel.
Look at The Miz, during his WWE title run for example I would have said the same sort of thing. And the 'eventually' for him is now and most are optimistic about it. Once Rhodes has gone as a far as he can as a heel then try him as face.