At the Letters: Blue Jays scuffling, so trade deadline talk picks up

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith, At the Letters connects Toronto Blue Jays fans with the stories, numbers and characters surrounding the team. Expect new episodes every Wednesday.

In the latest episode, Arden joins Ben to discuss all things Blue Jays before Shi Davidi calls in to discuss the club’s options at the trade deadline…

Ben Nicholson-Smith is Sportsnet’s baseball editor. Arden Zwelling is a senior writer. Together, they bring you the most in-depth Blue Jays podcast in the league, covering off all the latest news with opinion and analysis, as well as interviews with other insiders and team members.

Here’s how the conversation unfolds:

• Ben and Arden discuss the Blue Jays’ recent skid and what it means for their 2017 season (3:00 mark).

• Has the baseball changed? Arden expands on some of Marcus Stroman‘s recent comments. (21:50 mark).

• Shi Davidi joins Ben to discuss the Blue Jays’ deadline approach, explaining why Stroman, Josh Donaldson and Aaron Sanchez don’t appear to be likely trade candidates this summer (35:20 mark).

• More likely to be moved are pending free agents such as Joe Smith and Marco Estrada. Shi and Ben wonder about packaging players in trades to get a better return (49:50 mark).

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