Whether or not Blake Swihart makes Boston's Opening Day roster, any potential deal of the young catcher for Cole Hamels is now a virtual impossibility. With Christian Vazquez on the 60-day DL (and possibly gone for the year with Tommy John surgery), Swihart has a shot at making the big league roster. This, despite Monday's acquisition of defensive backstop Sandy Leon from the Nationals—for cash considerations. Boston could go with a tandem of Andover's Ryan Hanigan and Leon—although that would provide almost no offensive punch from the #9 spot in the batting order. Swihart—while still honing his defensive skills—would be a clear offensive upgrade. Whatever the decision, it needs to be done soon.