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 encouraged by Guerrero Jr.'s early off-season conditioning
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s considerable potential didn’t quite come together in 2019. Oblique and knee injuries sidelined him at times, leading many with the team to believe better conditioning could keep him on the field for more games. It appears so far, the 20-year-old is making progress in that area.
Blue Jays could potentially target Japanese hitters Tsutsugo, Akiyama
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Despite mutual interest, talks stall between Blue Jays and Shoemaker
Ben Nicholson-Smith
At this point, it appears the Blue Jays are simply playing out the clock to the Dec. 2 tender deadline with Shoemaker, who signed a $3.5-million, one-year deal as a free agent last winter and has a year of club control remaining through arbitration.
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Blue Jays listen on catchers, Justin Smoak draws interest at GM Meetings
Ben Nicholson-Smith
Justin Smoak is drawing interest, a look at how the Blue Jays value young catchers, and much more from the grounds of the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa during the MLB General Managers Meetings.
Interest in Cherington adds wrinkle to Blue Jays' off-season planning
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Anticipating which free agent starters are likely Blue Jays targets
Ben Nicholson-Smith
As the GM Meetings begin in Arizona, it’s time for the Toronto Blue Jays to narrow their sights further on who they can sign to fill a starting pitcher void.
Blue Jays off-season primer: Anderson deal should just be beginning
Ben Nicholson-Smith
With the off-season now officially underway, here’s your guide to what awaits the Blue Jays in the coming months…
Encarnacion available, but reunion with Blue Jays wouldn't be so simple
Ben Nicholson-Smith
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Three lessons not to draw from Nationals' remarkable 2019 World Series win
Ben Nicholson-Smith
In a lot of ways, the Washington Nationals' title win is these are the exception, not the rule. With that in mind, here are conclusions not to draw from the 2019 World Series.