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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Blue Jays take search for position player versatility to next level
Ben Nicholson-Smith
We've known for a while that the Blue Jays want versatility on their roster. We're now seeing that search unfold in real time at the MLB level.
Blue Jays need young hitters to take lead in clubhouse
Ben Nicholson-Smith
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Why the 2019 trade market for pitching could run through the Blue Jays
Ben Nicholson-Smith
With players like Craig Kimbrel off the market, the Blue Jays are primed to have one of the best starters available along with the best reliever at the deadline. As a rebuilding team, that’s a significant opportunity.
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Blue Jays' continued rotation woes mask underperforming offence
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Clearly, the Blue Jays’ rotation needs answers and ideally they emerge soon. With all of that said, the pitching staff has still outperformed the lineup to this point in the season thanks to Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Trent Thornton and a solid bullpen.
Blue Jays extend contract of GM Ross Atkins beyond 2019 season
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Unusual double play showcases 'special' experience of Galvis, Sogard
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Thanks in part to an unusual play, the Blue Jays snapped a six-game skid. Along the way, two veteran infielders combined skill and awareness in memorable fashion.
Blue Jays go all-in on position players on Day 2 of MLB draft
Ben Nicholson-Smith
After selecting pitchers with their top two picks, the Blue Jays went all-in on position players on day two of the MLB Draft.
Blue Jays betting on Manoah's rapid progress with 1st-round selection
Ben Nicholson-Smith
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Blue Jays select pitcher Alek Manoah with 11th pick in MLB Draft
Ben Nicholson-Smith
The Toronto Blue Jays have selected right-handed pitcher Alek Manoah with the 11th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft.