Closer Report: March 17
Originally Published: March 17, 2005By Scott Engel | ESPN Games Fantasy Edge
As the season opener approaches, there are some important issues that will affect your fantasy strategy. Here's an in-depth look at some bullpen concerns that have surfaced. Eric Gagne's knee problems: A sprained knee has kept Gagne out since late February, and could haunt him into the regular season. He has started to throw in the bullpen, yet there is a real fear that the injury could threaten his effectiveness. For now, his draft value has to be affected slightly, and Yhency Brazoban is in line to pick up any saves should Gagne miss any time. Keep a close watch on Gagne, who might have to deal with discomfort throughout the year.
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