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.
Blue Jays scratch Manoah from Sunday start due to 'cranky' shoulder
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah had been slated to make his second start of the spring Sunday, but after feeling soreness in his right shoulder midway through a recent bullpen session, those plans are on hold.
Inside Vogelbach's loud homer vs. Cole and why it matters for Blue Jays
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Blue Jays' roster still has lingering questions after Turner's addition
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Since the Blue Jays have now completed most or perhaps even all of their off-season shopping, we now have a pretty clear sense of how their team will look, if healthy. But even so, some questions remain about how the players on this roster fit together inning to inning and game to game.
What Justin Turner brings to the table for the Blue Jays
Ben Nicholson-Smith
All off-season, it’s been clear the Blue Jays needed offensive upgrades. On Tuesday, they took their biggest step yet toward augmenting their lineup, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with Justin Turner.
Blue Jays appear to make progress on deal with Cuban pitcher Rodriguez
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How Blue Jays will be impacted by decisions of top remaining free agents
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Even if the Toronto Blue Jays probably aren’t headed for a transformative off-season of their own, there are still many ways this winter could play out with a lot of free agent talent still available.
While Blue Jays explore market for bats, core questions linger for 2024
Ben Nicholson-Smith
The Blue Jays’ immediate path ahead seems clear enough: The focus now will be on offence, and the likelihood of a major splash has dropped off considerably. But as Ben Nicholson-Smith points out, there are still some other major questions lingering.
As Blue Jays explore market for bats, they have serious interest in Pederson
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Bold MLB predictions for 2024: Holliday will join baseball’s elite
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Acknowledging the unpredictable nature of baseball is one thing, predicting the direction of that unpredictability is another test entirely. Ben Nicholson-Smith leans into that challenge with five bold predictions for the 2024 baseball season.