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At The Letters

With Ben Nicholson-Smith & Arden Zwelling

Weekly Podcast

At The Letters
Nov. 9: The Substitute Pitcher
November 09 2018
March 19: Roster decisions, raises and video game curfews
March 19 2019

After breaking down the final roster decisions in Blue Jays camp, Ben and Arden turn their attention to the club’s decision to give minor-league players a significant raise.

“Money definitely talks. So in this case, if the Blue Jays are able to go to each and every draft prospect that they are talking to — they can point to these articles and say, this is actually happening. We do pay our minor-leaguers more.” - Ben Nicholson-Smith

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.

At The Letters is presented by the All-New 2019 Ford Ranger. Ford — The road less travelled has way more fun. https://www.ford.ca/trucks/ranger/

Audio Credits: ABC Sports, ESPN, Sportsnet and The FAN 590.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

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March 13: Injury sidelines Guerrero Jr. as Blue Jays' pitching takes shape
March 13 2019

Arden and Ben start by breaking down the injury to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and what it means moving forward. They then turn their attention to the pitching staff and how a single trade deadline would impact the Blue Jays.

“When you are a 19-year-old, it’s not necessarily fun to be pounding kale smoothies and not going out to Chipotle with your teammates …. It’s just not where your mind is at. And it’s because you haven’t really faced that negative feedback I think from a physical standpoint. So at some point that’ll happened for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. if he doesn’t address his body composition.” - Arden Zwelling

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.

At The Letters is presented by the All-New 2019 Ford Ranger. Ford — The road less travelled has way more fun. https://www.ford.ca/trucks/ranger/

Audio Credits: Sportsnet and Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

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March 5: How do new arms impact Blue Jays' pitching staff?
March 05 2019

With Clay Buchholz and Bud Norris all but officially Blue Jays, Ben and Arden sit down in Dunedin, Fla. to make sense of the various pieces on the Blue Jays’ pitching staff. They then discuss Devon Travis’ knee inflammation before analyzing Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s latest exploits.

“It’s clear that they’re coming closer to replicating game conditions than they would with the drills that we’ve seen in years past.” - Ben Nicholson-Smith

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet and Sportsnet 590 The FAN

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

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March 1: Early observations from Blue Jays spring training
March 01 2019

In the aftermath of Ross Atkins’ comments about Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Arden and Ben discuss the top prospect’s timeline to the majors and the messaging from the club. Then, Shi Davidi joins Arden in studio to discuss his observations from Dunedin, Florida.

“Yes, you are going to get the extra year of control. But what are you doing to him now? What are you doing to the relationship in the longterm? And how is this going to affect you? And affect other people in your organization? And how the other kids around Vladimir Guerrero Jr. view you as a front office?” - Shi Davidi

This episode is produced and sound engineered byAmil Delic, and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.

Audio Credits: ABC WKBW-TV, Buffalo Bisons, CBC, MLB Network, Sportsnet, The FAN 590 and YES Network.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

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