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At The Letters

With Ben Nicholson-Smith & Arden Zwelling

Weekly Podcast

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October 11: Tough decisions ahead for Blue Jays front office
October 11 2018
July 12: Applying lessons in player development to the Blue Jays
July 12 2019

What if there was no such thing as a ceiling for MLB players? This week, The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh joins At the Letters to talk about the MVP Machine, the book on player development he co-authored.

"He knows he's going to be traded. That was really my takeaway from talking to Stroman on the Monday (at the All-Star Game). How clear it is for him that his days in Toronto are numbered barring a further set back on the health front. And he's come to terms with that." -Ben Nicholson-Smith

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by 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: ESPN and Sportsnet.

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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July 3: Gurriel Jr. showing star-level potential for Blue Jays
July 03 2019

What if Lourdes Gurriel Jr. can be a star for this team? This week Arden and Ben discuss Gurriel Jr., marvel at Cavan Biggio's plate approach and break down Aaron Sanchez's struggles.

"Don’t forget about the elite left field defence that you are getting (from Lourdes Gurriel Jr.). Don't forget about the fact that nobody can run on him. The assist numbers that he's put up having played the outfield for a month and a half are absurd." -Arden Zwelling

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

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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June 26: What would the Blue Jays get for Marcus Stroman?
June 26 2019

Dan Shulman returns to Sportsnet’s podwaves by pinch-hitting for Ben this week. Dan and Arden discuss why the Yankees seem like a good fit for Marcus Stroman, the Blue Jays minor-league pitching depth, Lourdes Gurriel Jr.'s improvement as a fielder and hitter, Cavan Biggio’s plate discipline and a surprisingly upbeat clubhouse.

“It’s the young guys clubhouse right now. I mean Smoak is still there. Sogard, Galvis, Clayton Richard. They have value as leaders in that clubhouse in my opinion. But who is making noise when we walk into the clubhouse . . . And I think the young kids, it’s still new enough that they are having fun and I think they know it’s going to get better. How much better? How quickly? We don’t know. But it is going to get better.” - Dan Shulman

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Dan Shulman.

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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June 20: Raptors' success brings back Blue Jays memories
June 20 2019

After covering the NBA Finals, Arden returns to talk Raptors and Blue Jays with Ben. Plus, discussions about Marcus Stroman and Ross Atkins.

"I think Stroman has known since last year it was a possibility. Over the winter it was something the Blue Jays were openly talking about that they would listen to offers on Stroman and Sanchez." -Ben Nicholson-Smith

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

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 and Sportsnet.

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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