Fire Sale

What does fire sale mean?

When an owner trades players away

A fire sale refers to when an owner gets rid of players because of a lost season. It is commonly used in real-life sports and fantasy sports.

The term describes the act of trading or releasing players to acquire assets, that may be draft picks or prospects, to make the team better in the future instead of the present. The term comes from when businesses facing bankruptcy sell their products at very low prices.


He dumped his 3 best players to Mike
The fire sale has started I guess

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Updated September 15, 2016

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