Same thing they should have done from the start. Find him good matchups off the bench. Hit him low in the order when he plays. Stop sending mix messages, like making the proclamation he's a bench player and then hitting him above every-day starters when he plays.
Careful. That sounds awful close to a criticism of Tarasenko. His fans get very upset when you expect a great player to be great, and lead on top of it.
There is not a Gold Glove award reserved for utility players, but I do think there should be. Especially as we are seeing the game trend toward defensive versatility being such a highly regarded skill. There would need to be some sort of set criteria, like at least X innings played at three different positions, or something like that. Edman is quietly having a super season. He's doing a fine job of leading off and his defense is a plus wherever he plays. He's a good player.
They would owe him the remainder of his contract plus the buyout, so $20.5 million or whatever of it remains that they had not already paid. They're not big on playing players to walk away, especially not lifelong players like Carpenter. Other guys who they have paid to walk or paid to play elsewhere were former free agent additions that didn't pan out, like Fowler, Leake, Cecil, Peralta. It's a possibility, sure. It won't happen as soon as many hope.
Against lefties, I imagine. Every day? It will depend on how the group is playing at that point.
Maybe he will relocate Arsenal to the international space station. He'd do it if it made him a buck.
Oladapo committed to Pittsburgh. Mizzou showed some interest in him early but that cooled from Mizzou's side later. The Tigers still need some sort of a big. Maybe not a traditional center but a frontcourt presence with athleticism.
I'm not ready to say that just yet. Yes, he was on a pitch limit his first time back. It was 75 pitches. He was taken out at 68.
The errors are worth monitoring. The Padres have the most in the NL with 16, somewhat surprisingly. The Cardinals are tied with a bunch of teams for second-most with 11. Much of this is understandable. You've got a new third baseman who has been settling in. You are playing your best defensive second-base option in the outfield often. You have an outfield that is without a Gold Glove winner last season -- although I question that validity of that Gold Glove quite a bit in addition to a Gold Glove finalist center fielder. The outfield is young. There will be growing pains, and we have watched them defensively and on the bases from those players. They should improve as the season goes along. At least that's the hope.