Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Huge Majority Of Readers Want Leon/Swihart Tandem Until Vazquez Returns

Early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that more than four in five readers (83%) favor using the Sandy Leon-Blake Swihart catching tandem until Christian Vazquez returns from "pinkie" surgery. As the chart shows, just 12% think the Red Sox should trade for a catcher to back-up Leon—and not rely on the still defensively unproven Swihart. Another 4% opt for some "other" solution, while 1% think the team should look internally to find a catcher to pair with Leon. Vazquez underwent successful surgery on his right fifth finger today at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and will be out 6-8 weeks. You can still vote in the poll HERE.