If we can't sign LaRoche I'd be willing to settle for Swisher IF they limit the deal to two years and a vested option. Essentially, the same contract the Nats are offering LaRoche.
It sucks we lose our 1st Rnd pick, though.
They will have to overspend to sign Swisher and that goes against what you said in this earlier post:
If we over spend anywhere it should be in our scouting, development and International signings. Fill the pipeline with young marketable prospects and we can trade for what we need at a price we can afford.