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 encouraged by Guerrero Jr.'s early off-season conditioning
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s considerable potential didn’t quite come together in 2019. Oblique and knee injuries sidelined him at times, leading many with the team to believe better conditioning could keep him on the field for more games. It appears so far, the 20-year-old is making progress in that area.
Despite mutual interest, talks stall between Blue Jays and Shoemaker
At this point, it appears the Blue Jays are simply playing out the clock to the Dec. 2 tender deadline with Shoemaker, who signed a $3.5-million, one-year deal as a free agent last winter and has a year of club control remaining through arbitration.