Thanks for answering mine.
First off, each of your teams is way better than mine and I'm in 2nd place - go figure!
I agree with the above posters that both teams' underperformance is related to various injuries (Javy, Sheff, Chipper, Sheets, Burnett, Huff, Alou, Harden, Carpenter) that may have been timed so that a major contributor on the DL on a weekly basis, leaving you with a lineup of 7-8 players.
Both teams have Griffey, E Santana, and Liriano in common. Liriano is not the problem but Griffey has not been very good this year and ES has been inconsistent at best. I expect Griffey to have a better 2nd half, but would be willing to part ways with ES if anything decent came along on the WW or FA pool.
I don't have much else to recommend beyond that ... if I were in your shoes I keep waiting.