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.
Blue Jays undone by limited high-leverage options in bullpen
Ben Nicholson-Smith
With Chad Green down and Jordan Romano and Erik Swanson still on the injured list, high-leverage relief arms are in short supply in Toronto.
Blue Jays bats show signs of life vs. Mariners' two aces
Ben Nicholson-Smith
After wild six months, Blue Jays fans finally get a say
Ben Nicholson-Smith
It’s now been more than half a year since the Blue Jays last took the field at home, but even with the team away from Toronto the last six months have been quite a ride.
Blue Jays encouraged by Alek Manoah’s quiet progress
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Quietly, Alek Manoah is making progress behind the scenes and the Blue Jays will soon learn more about how close the right-hander is to becoming an option for the big-league team.
Blue Jays' offensive struggles becoming harder to dismiss after another shutout loss
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Davis Schneider's big swing gives Blue Jays positive momentum
Ben Nicholson-Smith
After managing next to nothing against left-hander Framber Valdez, the Blue Jays looked to be in trouble when the Astros turned the game over to Ryan Pressly and Josh Hader. But thanks to Schneider’s big swing, the Blue Jays were able to build some positive momentum heading into Wednesday’s series finale.
Nothing goes right for Blue Jays in no-hit loss to Astros
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Once Jeremy Pena added a third home run in the bottom of the second, it was clear Monday wouldn’t go the way Bowden Francis or the Toronto Blue Jays had planned. As it turned out, pitching wasn’t their only problem as 30-year-old right-hander Ronel Blanco no-hit the Blue Jays with a dominant pitching performance on the way to a 10-0 Astros win.
Toronto Blue Jays’ roster breakdown by position
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Meet the knuckleballers who pulled R.A. Dickey back to Jays camp
Ben Nicholson-Smith
R.A. Dickey is always happy to talk to a young knuckleballer. When the Jays ended up with two — in prospects Ryan Chasse and Jordan Powell — it was enough to get Dickey back to Dunedin.