Ben Nicholson-Smith
@bnicholsonsmith
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.
How first-pitch strikes have become key to Tepera's transformation
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Ryan Tepera hasn't been scored on in more than a month. A more aggressive approach has him getting ahead of hitters and delivering results for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Blue Jays notebook: Fifth starter needed by Tuesday
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Blue Jays can ride momentum from road trip with key players returning
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Wednesday's 8-4 win over the Brewers marked more than the end of a winning road trip for the Blue Jays. With Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki expected to return this weekend, Toronto will now be more hopeful that more meaningful gains are ahead.
Blue Jays still focused on 'adding and winning,' not selling
Ben Nicholson-Smith
By the time the Blue Jays get to July, they may have no choice but to prioritize the future over the present. For now, though, that’s not the way they’re thinking.
Blue Jays place outfielder Alford on 10-day DL with fractured wrist
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Blue Jays' Alford starts new collection for mother with first MLB hit
Ben Nicholson-Smith
The baseball that Anthony Alford hit 405 feet for his first major-league hit will soon be headed home to his mother.
Unheralded Blue Jays come up with big contributions in win over Brewers
Ben Nicholson-Smith
When the season started the Blue Jays weren't sure about Joe Biagini as a starter, were uncommitted to Danny Barnes and Ryan Tepera, and weren't expecting to see Anthony Alford up this soon. Yet it was because of these players Toronto was able to pick up a pleasant win over the Brewers Tuesday.
Frustrated Aaron Sanchez prioritizing patience as finger issues persist
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Jose Bautista to start at third base for Blue Jays vs. Brewers
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Jose Bautista will start at third base for the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.