Ben Nicholson-Smith
Covering the MLB and Toronto Blue Jays for Sportsnet since 2013, Ben Nicholson-Smith has established himself as one of the network’s leading baseball writers. Currently the baseball editor for sportsnet.ca, he also co-hosts the At the Letters podcast and regularly appears on Sportsnet’s television and radio properties.
MLB 30 in 30: Reds must find more pitching to call 2017 a success
Ben Nicholson-Smith
The rebuilding Reds have some intriguing offensive pieces and an improving farm system, but at this point they’re better defined by what they don’t have.
MLB 30 in 30: Braves' young arms will determine timetable for contention
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Five MLB numbers to watch closely in 2017 from milestones to mph
Ben Nicholson-Smith
From upcoming milestones to the ever-increasing velocity, here are five MLB numbers to watch closely in 2017.
Sanchez salary disagreement shows Blue Jays could use policy change
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Renewing Aaron Sanchez at the MLB minimum is a bizarre look for the Blue Jays, who would do well to adjust club policy in the future.
MLB 30 in 30: Directionless Athletics aren't close to contending
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Spring performance suggests Jose Bautista's in for big year
Ben Nicholson-Smith
At the risk of reading too much into games no one will remember a few months from now, here are some observations on the Toronto Blue Jays after spending two weeks covering the team in Florida.
Blue Jays spring takeaways: Gurriel Jr. homers in return from injury
Ben Nicholson-Smith
In his first game since Feb. 25, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hammered the first pitch he saw, a hanging Tyler Wilson breaking ball, over the left field wall for a no-doubt, three-run homer.
Blue Jays flame-thrower Greene hoping to continue ascent in 2017
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Blue Jays' Devon Travis not close to game action
Ben Nicholson-Smith
The Toronto Blue Jays don’t yet have target dates for the spring debuts of Josh Donaldson and Devon Travis, but while one recovering infielder has progressed rapidly toward game readiness, the other faces continued uncertainty.