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.
Weird baseball on display as Blue Jays lose rain-shortened game
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Left-handed knuckleballer Ryan Feierabend joined some exclusive company when he took the mound for the Blue Jays on Saturday, but his performance suggests Toronto's search for dependable starting pitching will continue a little longer.
Blue Jays break out at the plate, but rotation now even more vulnerable
Ben Nicholson-Smith
MLB Power Rankings: Nats' struggles create whole new NL East dynamic
Ben Nicholson-Smith
In baseball there are slow starts and debilitatingly slow starts. The Nationals' slow start might very well cost them.
Marcus Stroman trending upwards but Blue Jays still fall to White Sox
Ben Nicholson-Smith
After an injury-interrupted 2018 season, Marcus Stroman is back to his old self on the mound for the Blue Jays.
Blue Jays demoted struggling Hernandez with the long view in mind
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Blue Jays Notebook: Can Guerrero Jr. help right the offence?
Ben Nicholson-Smith
If Vladimir Guerrero Jr. can maintain this timing at the plate, it’ll be welcome news for a Blue Jays lineup that ranks 26th among the 30 teams in runs scored. Of course, no single player can transform an offence in baseball, but Guerrero Jr.’s recent at-bats show that he can do his part.
Blue Jays lack offensive flair against Giants despite strong Jackson start
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Edwin Jackson provided five solid innings in his season debut, but the offensive fireworks that made Tuesday so memorable were nowhere to be found for the Blue Jays.
Edwin Jackson relishing 14-club journey as Blue Jays stint begins
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Blue Jays' Guerrero Jr. breaks out with historic two-homer game
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Lately, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has looked like a player on the brink of a breakout. His first two MLB home runs are a sign it’s happening.