yeah, no offense your team looks pretty rough and right now i wouldn't want to cut either werth (i.e. a guy who you prolly drafted at a decent place and now are in a dilemma where if you cut him you've wasted a ~top-10 draft pick and if you keep him like, what if he sucks all year?)
michael morse is prolly a flash in a pan, don't forget he was yet another spring training hero and like, if riggleman has any sense he'll keep on giving the surging morse some more playing time at the behest of rick ankiel (i mean really, what do you expect from rick ankiel? ok you wanted to be .500ish and have a 3% chance of making a wild-card run, but it's pretty clear that ain't happening... so why not give player who might have a future with your team at-bats as opposed to giving them to an aging vet who is 98% likely not part of your team's future, unless he accepts a real low contract to stick around as the 4th OF going forward)
so yeah i'm not waving pom-poms for the michael morse experience, but he's hot... he hit an extra-innings grand slam today and given his legendary spring training power, like, i'd want to ride hot bats if i were you cuz lord knows you're going to need some hot bats going forward... at least you're in H2H where last week means jack squat this week, so if morse is hot and hitting 2-3 HR a week over the span of a month or so, you can hopefully use that to etch out a few wins as opposed to worrying aboiut his production in the relatively-long-term.
and homer bailey? i dunno about him... i always had him in taht bud norris / nl central tier of ballyhooed pitchers who finally started to show some life this season, but i wouldn't implicitly trust them going forward. sure, bailey looked liek a solid pitcher this year, but b4 his DL stint the cubs got him for like 4-5 runs and that offense is abysmal thank you very much.
in your case, man, you have many droppable guys... i'd drop scott baker, cuz even tho he's seemingly the most consistent pitcher on the twins, taht's like being the least-chubby guy at fat camp and i short of him giving you sub-3 ERA and a WHIP under 1.20 with nice K rates, what are you going to get for him? porcello has been nice but nothing special... dillon gee is just kind of there, i guess he's been OK lately he's had a nice ~2.80/1.20 over the last month with some strikeouts so i reckon you wanna keep him (even that's a bit of a reach)
so ummm, i think lyles gave up 4ER tonight to the mighty padres? you said it's a non-keeper and i think lyles is prolly a future bet... and look at bud norris for an example of how ballyhooed astros pitching prospects have fared over the last few years (granted, they're different pitchers)
so if you're some believer and you HAVE TO KEEP LYLES, then like, i'd drop baker... cuz i don't think baker is going to give you anything speical SLASH warranting keeping him when he's on a crap team and won't get wins...even tho i never play for wins with my pitchingh, i look at ERA/WHIP/K and racking up wins is perhaps the last saving grace when a pitcher/team is underperforming.... so yeah, i'll go with the crowd and say lyles, but i'd also keep a close eye on scott baker or rick porcello, cuz in the last month porcello has given you 22IP of 3 win 3.57/1.10 with ~10k in 22IP? that's nothing special. if anything, baker is 3.80/1.30 on the season (4.60/1.40 in the last month) but he has a better K rate, so i'd rank him over porcello like htat.
so basically, if you think jordan lyles is special, then cut rick porcello. otherwise, shoot, i guess you can cut lyles pretty easily... you're in no position to get rid of offense, especially when a guy is hot. i personally don't expect morse to go OMFG and somehow end up 30/100 after playing way over his head, but if i were the natinals i'd give him at-bats and if i were mike morse i'd do my damndest to slug slug slug cuz you wanna get a major league payday, so like, defintiely drop a pitcher... i'd go lyles/porcello/baker in that order, cuz in the end i think all three of them are likely to hurt your team... but since it's a H2H league, you're not really going to rack up first-go-around success from early success with a jordan lyles, and if you're (likely) making moves where you wanna make the playoffs period, well then, i'd be weary of lyles and porcello and banker and just not cut a hitter cuz man, you really need that.
take a look @ my thread, would ye? viewtopic.php?f=26&t=432547