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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
Feb. 15: Vlad Jr. and the sifting process
February 15 2019

As spring training begins, At the Letters returns. Arden and Ben start by making sense of the off-season and setting expectations for 2019. They make the case that the Blue Jays’ run prevention will still be an issue even with many newcomers on the roster. And of course no discussion about this team is complete without some Vlad Jr. talk, so ATL looks ahead at the next couple months for baseball’s top prospect.

“All Spring Trainings are about not getting hurt. But I think that’s really what the Blue Jays spring is going to be about. Don’t get hurt.” - Arden Zwelling

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

Audio Credits: 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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Dec. 14: What happens in Vegas...
December 14 2018

Shi Davidi joins Ben in Las Vegas to discuss Troy Tulowitzki's legacy in Toronto and the Blue Jays' options on the pitching front.

"They (Blue Jays) went from a team that always had a lot of pitching prospects that didn't have any position player prospects, to the complete opposite. Their prospect base is largely in position players." - Shi Davidi

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

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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Nov. 26: Dinner with Tim Leiper
November 26 2018

Tim Leiper joins Arden, Ben and Shi Davidi to tell some stories from his five years as Blue Jays first base coach and describe life behind the scenes of a big-league coaching staff.

"You asked me how the off season was. It's kind of relaxing now because you realize you don't stop. Because you wake up in the morning you're looking at Baseball Prospectus, you're reading the other teams beat writers, you're reading articles. You are looking for anything. You know? You are looking for any type of advantage. How guys are doing? Are they hot? You're studying. I mean, we're baseball rats. So we study everything." - Tim Leiper

This episode was produced by Amil Delic. Audio Credits: Fox Sports, 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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Nov. 9: The Substitute Pitcher
November 09 2018

Canadian left-hander Andrew Albers joins Arden and Ben to discuss his life in professional baseball from the grind of the minors to success in the majors and Japan.

"I can't say I wouldn't have rather maybe had a little bit of an easier road. But at the same time, I wouldn't trade it for anything. Its allowed me to grow and its allowed me to mature into the person and the player that I have become today." - Andrew Albers

This episode was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: Fox Sports, MLB Network and Root Sports.

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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