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The Five: What if everyone had a trade deadline?

This week marks Major League Baseball's trading deadline. What that means is that teams in playoff contention have little time left to freely trade assets for the pennant race.

As a baseball fan, I love this time of year -- the wheeling and dealing that takes place, speculating over what's being said behind closed doors, the rumor mill. And I've always wanted to know what it would be like to get traded.

For weeks, to have listened to the rumors, wondering if anything was going to happen, and then, bang, I've been traded to a radio station in Minneapolis for a couple interns and a microphone to be named later.

This week's "The Five" explores the idea of what if all businesses featured the frenzy of a trade deadline? What kind of trades could be made?

About the Author


Career: My broadcast career began in 1990 at the age of 19. I've spent 19 of my last 21 years as a talk show host. Twelve years were spent in sports radio (only 3 in Phoenix), seven in music/comedy (most notably 103.9 The Edge), and now KTAR.

Education: BS at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (Illinois)

Family: 2 parents, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, 11 nieces & nephews

Favorite Food: Perfectly cooked salmon with asparagus

Favorite Spot in Arizona: My old house on Scottsdale Mountain

Favorite Movie: "Clarice, are the lambs still screaming?" (Silence of the Lambs)

#1 Sports Team: I don't root for teams

Outside interests: Writing, Sports, Reading, Eating

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