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 trade deadline primer: How can Toronto bolster its roster this summer?
Ben Nicholson-Smith
As Atlanta showed last summer, the best moves aren’t always the flashiest ones, but rather the ones that address the right issue with the right fit. From big swings to fringe changes, here's how the Blue Jays can use that philosophy heading into the deadline.
Stripling proving more than comfortable holding his own as a Blue Jays starter
Ben Nicholson-Smith
As Gausman rebounds from pitch-tipping scare, Blue Jays hitters come up empty
Ben Nicholson-Smith
A strong start from Kevin Gausman went to waste and Gabriel Moreno’s big-league debut will go down as a loss as the Blue Jays fell 3-1 to the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Saturday.
On brink of debut, Blue Jays' Moreno braces for next set of challenges
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Gabriel Moreno arrives in the majors with impressive tools at the plate and in the field. But even now that he’s here, there are more challenges coming, starting Saturday when he’s expected to catch Kevin Gausman in his Toronto Blue Jays debut.
A Blue Jays rarity: the game where it all goes according to plan
Ben Nicholson-Smith
After scorching May, how close is top Blue Jays prospect Moreno?
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Catcher Gabriel Moreno is doing everything he can to show he deserves a callup to the Toronto Blue Jays. But the Blue Jays already have one of the best catching tandems in the sport, so the team can be patient with its top prospect.
Blue Jays' bats finally come alive vs. Cardinals: 'Everybody needed this day'
Ben Nicholson-Smith
An 8-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday was exactly what the Blue Jays needed given their recent struggles at the plate.
Why Blue Jays should be open-minded with Romano's usage moving forward
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Blue Jays' offensive struggles continue in walk-off loss to Cardinals
Ben Nicholson-Smith
The season is long, and the Toronto Blue Jays remain in playoff position despite their recent struggles, but bigger picture questions surround this underperforming Blue Jays offence. Their hitters are experienced enough to be trusted, young enough to be at their physical peak and healthy. But one year after leading the American League in home runs and OPS, they’re struggling – especially lately.