Alex Gordon is considering pushing his free-agency a year.
Gordon can become a free-agent following the 2015 season, but has indicated he might accept his $13.25 million player option for 2016. The move would come as a surprise.
It's always a surprise when a player opts not to become a free agent, but considering Gordon has had a bit of a down year this season, unless he completely turns things around in September and helps lead the Royals through a big push into the playoffs, it might be the wise move for him if he believes that A. he simply wants to stay in Kansas City or B. he feels that he can do better statistically and thus command more money on the open market. Obviously he doesn't have to make the decision immediately, so we'll see how the end of the season goes.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