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 must adapt in evolving off-season with LeMahieu off the board
Ben Nicholson-Smith
If this MLB off-season were a baseball game, the Blue Jays might be trailing by a run or two in the third inning. Yet with each move that occurs, the landscape around them shifts, cutting off some possibilities and making others more realistic.
Mets' bold Lindor deal will impact Blue Jays' options moving forward
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Sugano's decision will have fallout for Blue Jays, pitching market
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Within 24 hours, Japanese ace Tomoyuki Sugano will have to make his final decision on where to pitch next year. Once he does, this slow-moving off-season will progress by at least a little bit.
Why signing Springer could cost Blue Jays more than anticipated
Ben Nicholson-Smith
When the MLB off-season started, the top prognosticators were generally in agreement on the value of George Springer. Has his price tag gone up in the months since?
What the Blake Snell trade means for Blue Jays, trade market, AL East
Ben Nicholson-Smith
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5 bold MLB predictions for 2021
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Mike Trout has long been a home run hitter, but is this the year he tops 50? More in our bold predictions for the 2020 MLB season.
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With Blue Jays' options wide open, Montoyo ready to make pieces fit
Ben Nicholson-Smith
The Blue Jays have been busy this winter, but haven't yet landed the high-impact talent they're looking for. Once they do, manager Charlie Montoyo looks forward to making the pieces fit.
How top Blue Jays prospect Alek Manoah made sure 2020 wasn't a lost year
Ben Nicholson-Smith
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Blue Jays exploring high-end relievers amid pursuit of position players
Ben Nicholson-Smith
As the Toronto Blue Jays pursue the top position players available in free agency, they’re also staying active on other fronts, including the high-end relief market.