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.
In 'awesome' spring start, Blue Jays' Berrios rebounds from WBC struggles
After Jose Berrios' rough outing in the World Baseball Classic, there were some concerns about the Toronto Blue Jays right-hander. He certainly answered some questions with a promising start Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles.
Newest Blue Jays share a skill, and they're eager to use it: bunting for hits
After the Blue Jays added Daulton Varsho, Brandon Belt and Kevin Kiermaier to the lineup over the winter, the talk was about adding balance to a previously dominant right-batting lineup. But they brought something else as well. Ben Nicholson-Smith explains.
Blue Jays' Guerrero says knee 'feeling better,' but will be patient with recovery
An MRI revealed no structural damage, but even so, the 23-year-old resolved to be patient with three and a half weeks remaining before opening day. That means taking it easy for the time being and withdrawing from the World Baseball Classic in order to prioritize his readiness for the Blue Jays.
Missing WBC is tough, but caution makes sense for Guerrero Jr. and Blue Jays
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. misses the chance to play for his home country in the World Baseball Classic; the Blue Jays must navigate next steps for Guerrero Jr. now that right knee inflammation has interrupted his spring; and Major League Baseball loses the chance to showcase on of its brightest young stars at an event intended to grow the game globally. Nobody wins.