Rob Gronkowski (ACL) deflected a question Tuesday on whether he will be ready for the 2014 season opener. "Oh man, that's too far away. I'm just improving every day right now," Gronkowski said.
Patriots policy is to keep quiet with regard to discussing injuries with the media, so Gronkowski's statements are a little less cagey than people are making them out to be. However, he's also not the fastest healer as we saw extended absences from a broken arm that never healed properly and forced him into taking off more time than he or fantasy owners would have liked. You'll have to wait until camp opens before seeing just how ready he is, but the Patriots are likely to try and keep that fairly secretive as well.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Chris Carter went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Astros 6-3 loss to the White Sox on Friday.
Carter has a six game hitting streak going which has helped raise his batting average from .157 to .185. Carter owners have to understand the type of player he is and know that while he has outstanding power there will be plenty of strikeouts and a low batting average. Those hoping for a repeat performance of 2014 should be reminded that he had 13 home runs and a .184 batting average heading into July before mashing 24 home runs over the final three months of the season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba