I listen, but mostly for the entertainment value.
Cory knows his stuff, but on the other hand, he can be pretty obnoxiously pompous at times. He obviously doesn't care very much what other people think, whether he's ranting how the media hasn't given players accused of steroid use a fair shake or chewing gum right next to a microphone. Giving a strong opinion is fine, but he tends to insult all those who disagree with him. (Plus, he's not nearly as smart as he thinks he is.)
Mike is much better than people give him credit for. He's a pretty good straight man and has a good future in radio.
Unfortunately, both are a little too addicted to their own strategic masterplan. For instance, "pitch or ditch" is a good strategy, but both are truly awful at identifying good spot starts. They should retire that segment. Also, they often advocate the obvious, i.e. trade two players for one stud, offers that would likely generate more insults than anything else.
The tamdem work best when they are talking off the cuff, relating how fantasy and their real lives intertwine. The segment with Jeff Ma is definitely a highlight, or pretty much anytime a guest comes on, and Cory keeps his enormous ego in check. They are on their ballgame about important fantasy news, prospects to watch, breakout pitchers.
And the show would be even better if they limited callers from naming their entire rosters or looking for approval on every 15 player trade in an 8-team league.
That said, obviously I do listen to the show, so they do something right. Just don't take everything they say literally. The road to 3rd place is paved with Cory's opinions.
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