Ben Nicholson-Smith
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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.
Toronto Blue Jays 'pretty likely' to continue adding to roster
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Chances are, the Toronto Blue Jays will add to their roster again before opening day.
Donaldson contract negotiations a balancing act for Blue Jays
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Blue Jays' Tulowitzki progressing but more hurdles await
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Troy Tulowitzki’s progressing again, but with six weeks remaining before opening day, he hasn’t started running at full speed. Playing on opening day remains his goal, but he’s wary of pushing too hard or making any guarantees.
Josh Donaldson putting extension talks aside to focus on 2018
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays are setting aside extension talks after initial discussions didn’t build momentum toward common ground.
Blue Jays Notebook: Smoak ready to build on 2017 breakout
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Blue Jays' Estrada alters his routine to revitalize his best weapon
Ben Nicholson-Smith
It’s telling that Toronto Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada looked at video and threw far more change-ups than usual over the winter following a difficult 2017 season. If that work pays off the way he thinks it will, a more productive year awaits him.
Hosmer deal quiets collusion talk, but questions linger in odd market
Ben Nicholson-Smith
The eight-year, $144-million agreement Eric Hosmer now has with the Padres suggests that teams are indeed willing to spend on elite players. Still, there’s concern that lesser players are frozen out.
Spring training notebook: At long last, Axford joins Blue Jays' staff
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Blue Jays' Jaime Garcia believes his best years are ahead of him
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Entering his 10th big-league season, new Toronto Blue Jays pitcher believes he's poised for his best year yet, even if he’ll be pitching in one of baseball’s toughest divisions.