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 prioritizing improved starting pitching in free agency
Ben Nicholson-Smith
As the Winter Meetings began at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Monday, GM Ross Atkins said the Blue Jays will focus on starting pitching first before they turn their attention to relievers.
Ross Atkins on Blue Jays' interest in J.A. Happ: 'He would be a great fit'
Ben Nicholson-Smith
What to expect from Harper, Boras, Phillies at Vegas Winter Meetings
Ben Nicholson-Smith
The much-anticipated Las Vegas Winter Meetings begin on Sunday. Here's what to expect from the biggest names and busiest teams in baseball.
Troy Tulowitzki recovering, but Blue Jays are lowering expectations for 2019
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Troy Tulowitzki's recovering as expected, but the Blue Jays can no longer rely on elite play from the five-time all-star. "That’s not likely,” GM Ross Atkins said.
How non-tendered players could impact Blue Jays in free agency, trades
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Identifying six breakout candidates Blue Jays should target for bullpen
Ben Nicholson-Smith
If the Blue Jays were looking for the next breakout reliever, where would they search? Ben Nicholson-Smith identifies the traits of elite relievers to zero in on six unheralded arms worth pursuing.
Braves' Donaldson deal has upside to be another big win for Anthopoulos
Ben Nicholson-Smith
The Braves will sign Josh Donaldson to a reported one-year, $23 million deal and once again, the deal has the potential to become a big win for Alex Anthopoulos.
AL MVP Award: Breaking down my ballot from Betts to Simmons
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Guerrero Jr. wraps up Arizona Fall League stint early hitting .351
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s stint in the Arizona Fall League ended early Tuesday, but not before he had cemented his status as baseball's top prospect with another impressive offensive performance.