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.
Sanders' departure creates questions for Blue Jays ahead of crucial draft
Ben Nicholson-Smith
The Toronto Blue Jays have the fifth overall pick in next year's draft, underscoring the importance for the Blue Jays to find the right successor for departing amateur scouting director Steve Sanders.
Lots of scenarios in play for Blue Jays with tender deadline nearing
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Three Black Friday pitching deals Blue Jays could really use
Ben Nicholson-Smith
In the absence of real free agent bargains, here's a speculative look at a few Black Friday deals that would likely appeal to the Toronto Blue Jays.
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Blue Jays facing tough decisions ahead of Rule 5 protection deadline
Ben Nicholson-Smith
As last call to protect players from next month’s Rule 5 Draft approaches, teams around baseball, including the Blue Jays, will be forced to make some difficult decisions.
How Blue Jays are impacted by Ben Cherington's move to Pittsburgh
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Blue Jays' interest in Grandal offers glimpse into off-season approach
Ben Nicholson-Smith
At first glance, the connection seems to Yasmani Grandal surprising. But upon closer inspection, in some ways, it even offers a glimpse into the Blue Jays’ wide-reaching off-season approach.
If rival clubs move slowly, Blue Jays can gain edge by being proactive
Ben Nicholson-Smith
While another sleepy off-season might be ahead, the Blue Jays appear to be one of “those four, five organizations who are coming out of hibernation.”
Blue Jays encouraged by Guerrero Jr.'s early off-season conditioning
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Blue Jays could potentially target Japanese hitters Tsutsugo, Akiyama
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Moments after the first media availability of the 2019 GM Meetings officially began, Ross Atkins found himself fielding questions not about Zack Wheeler or Jake Odorizzi, but Yoshitomo Tsutsugo and Shogo Akiyama. , two Japanese players now on the radar of MLB teams.