At the Letters: What does opening week tell us about 2018 Blue Jays?


Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

Hosted by Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling, 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 and Ben discuss the state of the Blue Jays’ lineup, Josh Donaldson’s shoulder issues and Aaron Sanchez’s first two starts …

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:

• Arden and Ben begin by discussing the club’s offence, which includes a couple productive infielders and some slow starters (3:31).

• The discussion then extends to Josh Donaldson’s throwing arm and potential solutions should the shoulder issues recur. Plus, what to make of the Blue Jays’ bold baserunning against the Yankees? (21:44)

• ATL then turns to the Blue Jays’ pitching staff, including Aaron Sanchez’s new change-up-heavy approach and the club’s new-look bullpen (38:08).

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