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.
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How Blue Jays are impacted by Ben Cherington's move to Pittsburgh
Ben Nicholson-Smith
The departure of Ben Cherington will cost the Blue Jays one of their top executives and create a new set of questions for those remaining in the Toronto front office.
Blue Jays' interest in Grandal offers glimpse into off-season approach
Ben Nicholson-Smith
If rival clubs move slowly, Blue Jays can gain edge by being proactive
Ben Nicholson-Smith
While another sleepy off-season might be ahead, the Blue Jays appear to be one of “those four, five organizations who are coming out of hibernation.”
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Blue Jays encouraged by Guerrero Jr.'s early off-season conditioning
Ben Nicholson-Smith
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.
Blue Jays could potentially target Japanese hitters Tsutsugo, Akiyama
Ben Nicholson-Smith
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Despite mutual interest, talks stall between Blue Jays and Shoemaker
Ben Nicholson-Smith
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.
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Blue Jays listen on catchers, Justin Smoak draws interest at GM Meetings
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Justin Smoak is drawing interest, a look at how the Blue Jays value young catchers, and much more from the grounds of the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa during the MLB General Managers Meetings.
Interest in Cherington adds wrinkle to Blue Jays' off-season planning
Ben Nicholson-Smith
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Anticipating which free agent starters are likely Blue Jays targets
Ben Nicholson-Smith
As the GM Meetings begin in Arizona, it’s time for the Toronto Blue Jays to narrow their sights further on who they can sign to fill a starting pitcher void.