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Fantasy Spin: Papelbon to Close

Updated: March 22, 2007, 4:01 PM ET
By Nate Ravitz | ESPN.com

If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again.

To open the 2007 season, the closer for the Boston Red Sox will be ... Jonathan Papelbon.

We were lied to, my friends, and the repercussions of this go well beyond the realm of fantasy baseball. For months, all we heard was that Papelbon was moving to the starting rotation, no looking back. The Red Sox spent the offseason stockpiling bullpen arms like David Ortiz collects game-winning RBIs. The official party line was that Papelbon's shoulder ...

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