13 Major Sports Trades That Wouldn’t Be Allowed in Fantasy Leagues
Anyone that has played in Fantasy Baseball or Fantasy Football leagues has likely witnessed some weird goings on in their leagues. Rumors of one owner trading the phone number of his hot sister to another owner for a middle infielder aren’t uncommon. Hearing that one guy loaned his backup kicker to his brother-in-law for one week because the latter loaned him $50 was something that might go down.
Usually, though, a good Fantasy League Commissioner will put the kibosh on such shenanigans, and all of those rumors end up just being that.
What’s strange is that Fantasy leagues try their best to replicate how a real major sports league works, from a commissioner to a draft to free agency and waivers to salary caps to just about anything else you can imagine.
Yet, we’re going to show you 13 major sports trades that would never be allowed in Fantasy leagues by any respectable commissioner.
13 Sports Trades Fantasy Commissioners Would Reject Immediately
There are plenty of weird trades from back in the day, like Babe Ruth being traded from the Red Sox to the Yankees for cash that was used to finance a play called, “No No Nanette.” And in recent years, there were trades of minor league baseball players for bags of baseballs or other equipment. Heck, there were even players traded for a “player to be named” that ended up being that same player! (See Harry Chiti and John McDonald.) But those are obvious no-nos. Most of the following trades had more to do with management, and many weren’t as much trades as they were penalties forced because of mischief.
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