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Writers Bloc
Don Mattingly Does Not Want John Schneider's Job

Writers Bloc

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 49:07


Ben and Blake open with the news of the day with the Blue Jays adding Don Mattingly to their coaching staff. Later, a look at Mitch Marner trying to tie the Maple Leafs point streak record against the San Jose Sharks and why the 10-point game from Darryl Sittler is still something to marvel at. Next up, we speak with Ben Nicholson-Smith (26:11) about the Mattingly story and why he's not a threat to take John Schneider's job as manager. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Halford & Brough in the Morning
What is a likely Canucks trade scenario?

Halford & Brough in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 50:47


In hour one, Mike & Jason look back at the previous day in sports, they talk what the Canucks could do trade-wise to shake things up, and Sportsnet Blue Jays reporter Ben Nicholson-Smith stops by to talk yesterday's big Toescar Hernandez trade to the Mariners. This podcast is produced by Andy Cole and Greg Balloch.  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.

Good Show
Hour 3: What's Next for the Blue Jays? w/ BNS + Wake and Rake!

Good Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 48:26


Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith joins Ailish and Justin to discuss the Blue Jays' rationale for moving Teoscar Hernández, the team's most notable areas of need, what fans can expect from Erik Swanson, the organization's current farm system depth, and which catcher is most likely to be traded this winter. Later, Ailish and Justin dive into an abrupt text-line war with our friends at Sportsnet 960 in Calgary! Then, it's time for the Wake and Rake, presented by Unibet (26:34). Ailish and Justin tee up tonight's Leafs-Devils matchup and Packers-Titans primetime game. They also assemble our daily Wake and Rake parlay!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Cliff and Puck
11-16 H1: One Day Later, M's Trade, Did The Mariners Fleece Em, Max Browne Joins

Cliff and Puck

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 37:03


One Day later, Puck & Jim discuss the interview they had with Ben Nicholson-Smith, and Puck doesn't hold back. Max Browne also joins the show to preview the Cougs and Wildcats game this weekend, and did the Mariners fleece the Toronto Blue Jays with the trade for OF Teoscar Hernández?

Bob, Groz and Tom
Hour 2 - Who is Teoscar Hernandez? Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith on the newest Mariner

Bob, Groz and Tom

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 41:15


The Mariners landed a big bat on Wednesday, so who is Teoscar Hernandez? Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith dials in to the show to share his insights on the former Blue Jay. In Four Down Territory, what improvements has Bump seen in Cody Barton over the last few weeks? Pac-12 Network analyst Nigel Burton joins Bump and Stacy for this week's edition of Washington Wednesday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cliff and Puck
11-15 H3:Ben Nicholson-Smith Joins, Reaction To Interview & Cross Talk

Cliff and Puck

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 41:52


Ben Nicholson-Smith was the only person that didn't vote for Julio Rodriguez to win rookie of the year, Puck and Jim have Ben on to explain his side. The guys then react to the interview and close the show with Ian Furness on Cross Talk.

Cliff and Puck
Ben Nicholson-Smith Joins

Cliff and Puck

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 19:20


Ben Nicholson-Smith, who works for Sportsnet joins the show to share why he didn't vote for Julio Rodriguez to win rookie of the year, did he think he'd be the only person not voting for Julio, and much more.

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

The MLB GM Meetings are in Las Vegas, so that's where Ben Nicholson-Smith and Shi Davidi find themselves for this week's episode. Among the topics on their minds: the status of the Jays' pitching search (10:49), the future of Raimel Tapia in Toronto (20:23) and the chances that they trade a catcher this winter (24:10).This episode is produced Christian Ryan and hosted by Ben Nicholson-Smith and Shi Davidi in Arden Zwelling's absence.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caAudio Credits: SportsnetThe views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Tim and Friends
Slumping in Alberta

Tim and Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 93:14


Tim and Jesse discuss the Flames and Oilers skid and which one is more concerning. Ben Nicholson-Smith (23:00) joins live from the MLB GM meetings in Las Vegas to talk free agency. James Sharman (38:00) predicts the Canada Men's World Cup roster. Plus, Nick Kypreos (50:00) in-studio to talk all things NHL. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Writers Bloc
More Hot Jays Rumours Out of Vegas GM Meetings

Writers Bloc

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 73:25


Ben and Blake discuss the rumours out of the MLB GM Meetings in Vegas that the Blue Jays are expected to trade one of their catchers. Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson Smith joins live from Vegas, and the guys debate who is most likely to go, how much more money the Jays are willing to spend, and the feeling that Ross Stripling won't return (3:15). Later, Ben and Blake discuss the absence of Pascal Siakam due to injury, and Scottie Barnes picking up the slack in the meantime. Plus, Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli relives the Phillies run as a fan, before discussing the Leafs and why they still need help in net with Samsonov hurt (50:07). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast
Let's Spend The Blue Jays' Money

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 62:00


If you're wondering who the Blue Jays should target this winter, this is the episode for you. Shi Davidi joins Ben for a discussion about which players the Jays should pursue, from high-end free agents (12:03) to mid-tier difference makers (24:59) to ideal trade candidates (48:08).This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Ben Nicholson-Smith and Shi David.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caAudio Credits: SportsnetThe views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

The Blue Jays officially have a new manager so Shi Davidi joins Ben to discuss the role of the modern skipper (03:10). Later on, ATL turns to the World Series (24:26) and expectations for Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who recently had a wrist procedure (30:48).This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caAudio Credits: SportsnetThe views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Writers Bloc
Keefe vs Leafs Stars Becomes Keefe vs Leafs Media

Writers Bloc

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 74:56


Ben opens with the Leafs drama and Sheldon Keefe walking back his comments after calling out his star players for Monday's loss to the Coyotes. Then (2:00) he welcomes former Maple Leafs forward and 2-time Stanley Cup Champion David Bolland to the show. He reflects on what it's like playing in Toronto and the relationship between coach and players and how to use the media t your advantage. Next (26:00) we head to the NLCS in Philly and speak to Jon Sciambi from ESPN Radio about his friendship and "rivalry" with Dan Shulman. Then he makes a case for why fans need to get behind the Padres for various reasons. Later (41:00) Ben Nicholson Smith discusses the delay in naming John Schneider full time manager, the Terry Francona rumours and where he sees this thing going. Finally, Jim Ralph (51:00) joins us from the booth down at Scotiabank Arena where the Leafs host the Stars after the frenzy following the loss to the Coyotes. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

After a tough ending, what's next for the Blue Jays? Shi Davidi joins Ben to discuss the status of John Schneider (08:47), the lessons we can and can't learn from the 2022 playoffs (21:48) and how the Jays will approach their needs this winter (36:33).This episode is produced Christian Ryan and hosted by Ben Nicholson-Smith and Shi Davidi in Arden Zwelling's absence.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caAudio Credits: SportsnetThe views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Tim and Friends
Breaking Down A Heartbreaking End to the Jays Season

Tim and Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 93:54


Happy Thanksgiving Canada! Tim breaks down a tough Wild Card series for the Jays. Blue Jays on Sportsnet contributors Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling (47:36) stop by to give their thoughts. Former NFL safety Brock Vereen (1:14:56) joins to talk some week 5 football.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.

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

Well, that was painful. After a devastating Blue Jays loss to the Mariners, Arden and Ben share their own recollections of the weekend (00:27), before discussing what went wrong in Game 1 (11:27) and going granular on the chaos of Game 2 (34:37).This episode is produced and sound engineered by Devlin Brand and Christian Ryan and hosted by Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caAudio Credits: ESPN & 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Blue Jays Talk
Jays Talk Plus: Early Questions on the Blue Jays Offseason

Blue Jays Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 97:24


Sportsnet.ca's Ben Nicholson-Smith joins Blake Murphy to weigh in on if the 2022 Jays took a step forward this season, how the front office could improve the roster, why he's not concerned with the bullpen core heading into next year, and Cavan Biggio's future with the team (00:42). Then, the guys debate if the hot seat is starting to warm up on Toronto's brass into next season, if the Wild Card result will affect the decision to remove the interim tag on John Schneider, potential changes to the coaching staff, Vlad Jr.'s next contract, and one question Ben would ask to Ross Atkins following the team's elimination (26:37). Afterward, The Athletic's Kaitlyn McGrath discusses the reaction within the clubhouse following their Game 2 loss to the Mariners, the biggest question heading into the offseason, why bolstering the starting rotation remains a priority, and and the value in investing in arms for the bullpen (49:49). Later on, FanGraphs' Michael Baumann jumps on to chat about the start of MLB's expanded playoffs, how Alex Anthopoulos constructed a winning organization in Atlanta in comparison to the Blue Jays current situation, and why he believes in Toronto's future (01:22:51).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Writers Bloc
Counting Down to Game 1 Between the Jays & Mariners

Writers Bloc

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 49:19


Hour #2 from Rogers Centre ahead of Game 1 between the Jays and Mariners. In the booth, radio colour analyst Ben Nicholson-Smith recaps the season so far, takes a look at possible roster moves and the possibility that we will see all 3 catchers in this series. Next, (17:00) a chat with Joe Siddall, Jays TV Analyst on the differences between regular and postseason baseball and what to pay attention to when it comes to Alek Manoah. Later some pre-game comments from George Springer and John Schneider, before we go live to the field for player intros to get everyone set for Game 1! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Good Show
Hour 2: Wild Card Game 1 Preview w/ Ben Nicholson-Smith + Your Calls!

Good Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 47:14


Ben Nicholson-Smith, Sportsnet MLB editor and co-host of the At The Letters podcast, joins Ailish and Justin to discuss the status of Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Santiago Espinal ahead of Game 1 of the Wild Card series, which players remain on the bubble for the post-season roster, what the team might do with their starter situation in Game 2, and how the Jays lineup matches up against Luis Castillo. Later, we head to the phone lines to take calls from Blue Jays fans ahead of today's Game 1 (24:27). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate

Boomer & Warrener in the Morning
Hour 2 - Ben Nicholson-Smith weighs in on Game 1 between the Blue Jays and Mariners

Boomer & Warrener in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 47:39


Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith provides insight on Game 1 between the Blue Jays and Mariners. He shares his thoughts on what he expects from Alek Manoah and George Springer.Cavalry FC's Tommy Wheeldon Jr. discusses the latest storylines surrounding his team.  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.

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

Get ready for a memorable weekend. With playoff baseball back in Toronto, Arden and Ben discuss some key decisions awaiting the Blue Jays against the Mariners (13:39), weigh in on champagne celebrations in baseball (26:18) and offer their predictions for the wild-card series (53:54).This episode is produced and sound engineered by Devlin Brand and Christian Ryan and hosted by Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caThe views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Tim and Friends
Blue Jays Playoff Preview

Tim and Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 69:12


Tim, Jesse, and Ben Nicholson-Smith preview the Blue Jays Wild Card round vs the Seattle Mariners. Ken Reid (41:00) stops by for a discussion on Aaron Judge's 62nd home run and the fate of the Edmonton Oilers this season. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Blue Jays Talk
Jays Talk Plus: Who Makes the Wild Card Roster?

Blue Jays Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 49:36


Blake Murphy is joined by Sportsnet.ca's Ben Nicholson-Smith to discuss Kevin Gausman's finger issue, if this changes the team's pitching rotation in a Wild Card series, what he's paying attention to in the final series of the season against Baltimore, and which pitchers from the bullpen could be effective against a potential matchup against Seattle (02:20). Then, the guys fill out their Wild Card roster for the Jays while debating which catcher should be in the lineup every day, Ramiel Tapia's role into the playoffs, the reasoning behind keeping Gabriel Moreno on the roster, and whether they would prefer Gausman or Ross Stripling to pitch in Game 2 (24:14).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

The Walk Off - Toronto Blue Jays News
Toronto Blue Jays: Can They Win It All? With Ben Nicholson-Smith

The Walk Off - Toronto Blue Jays News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 56:16


Toronto Blue Jays!!! Toronto Blue Jays! (just for the algorithm) Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith Joins us for the last half hour to discuss the Toronto Blue Jays, Playoff Expectations, and Offseason moves. Join Our Patreon.  Follow the podcast on instagram @thewalkoffpodcast. On Twitter @walkoffpodcast We are of course, on YouTube. Join our Discord: Free Invite

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

It's kind of nice to be done with the Yankees, right? Arden and Ben discuss Aaron Judge's record-tying home run (00:33), examine some mental lapses by the Blue Jays (14:10) and preview Toronto's playoff roster (37:44).This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caThe views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Blue Jays Talk
Jays Talk Plus: Big Series Against Judge & Yanks at the Dome

Blue Jays Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 99:13


Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith joins Blake Murphy to look back at some history-making feats that happened at Rogers Centre in the past, before discussing Aaron Judge's continued push for the AL homerun record in a single season, if the Jays are feeling a sense of urgency to lock in home-field advantage for the playoffs, and if Nate Pearson has a chance to play in the final games of the regular season (05:23). ESPN's Joon Lee jumps on to discuss the limelight surrounding Aaron Judge on and off the field, and looks into any potential concerns with the Yankees' depth heading into the post-season (27:37). Later on, The Raptors Show's Alex Wong stops by to chat about his Toronto Star piece taking a deep dive into the Toronto Blue Jays' social media team, the diversity within sports media, the trust and comfortability between the social team and the players, and his personal experience witnessing playoff baseball in the city (50:44). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Tim and Friends
Quinn Hughes Joins The Show

Tim and Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 93:55


Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (1:07:01) compares his game to his brothers'. Ben Nicholson-Smith (29:00) joins for some Jays talk after an 18-11 win. Anthony Stewart (54:40) joins as NHL training camps get started. Amy Audibert (1:16:53) discusses Canada at FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.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.

Blue Jays Talk
Jays Talk Plus: Team Assessment with Two Weeks Left

Blue Jays Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 97:23


The Athletic's Eno Sarris joins special guest host Ben Nicholson-Smith to chat about the consistency in José Berríos' outings, where he slots in a potential Wild Card series, his assessment of Ross Stripling's changeup release point, Stripling's next contract, and how the team should manage Alek Manoah's workload till the end of the season (03:09). Former Blue Jays First Base Coach Tim Leiper weighs in on what stood out from Jordan Romano's development into an elite closer, the balancing act of keeping players in the game after taking a hit in their at-bat, how much coaches and players pay attention to the scoreboard nearing the post-season, and his impressions on the new rule changes coming to the league in 2023 (26:14). Then, voice of the Fort Wayne TinCaps and the Jays this past weekend, Ben Shulman jumps on to share his takeaways from the series vs. Baltimore, George Springer finding his form nearing the playoffs, how to split the workload between Alejandro Kirk and Danny Jansen, and the magnitude of the next four series including the Rays and Yankees (48:47). Afterward, Former Jays Pitcher and Sportsnet contributor Ricky Romero discusses what impresses him most about how Manoah goes about his outings, how a pitcher takes care of their body through a long baseball season, and how he expects Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to perform in meaningful games down the stretch (01:12:22). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Blue Jays Talk
Chapman Goes Yard Twice in Battle of the Birds

Blue Jays Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 45:10 Very Popular


Sho Alli and Ben Nicholson-Smith break down the Blue Jays' 6-3 win over the Orioles at Rogers Centre! They take your calls and texts, and get to the two bombs from Matt Chapman, as all the offence came from the long ball tonight. They discuss George Springer crushing a no-doubter as well, and how the outfield is nicely positioned - despite different possible configurations - to match up against most opponents. They get into the idea of bunting and discuss who on the roster is most capable of pulling it off. Plus, a discussion on the bullpen day itself, and how the Jays survived another scare from Yusei Kikuchi. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Blue Jays Talk
Berríos Battles Back to Beat the Birds

Blue Jays Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 39:31


Sho Alli and Ben Nicholson-Smith break down the Blue Jays' 6-3 win over the Orioles at Rogers Centre! They take your calls and texts, and they get to the six innings of two-run ball from José Berríos who battled despite not having his best stuff. Is that a positive sign going forward? They get into the bullpen work from Yimi Garcia for the second straight day, and discus Jordan Romano slamming the door in the ninth inning once again. Plus, a chat on the best catchers across baseball - are both Alejandro Kirk and Adley Rutschman top five catchers? The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

Between Bichette and Manoah, the Blue Jays' core players are stepping up when it counts most. Ben brings Nick Ashbourne on for a discussion about September baseball (07:00), Bichette's heroics (13:09) and the ways in which the Blue Jays remain vulnerable (31:21).This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Ben Nicholson-Smith and Nick Ashbourne.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caAudio Credits: 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.

Writers Bloc
Who Is the Jays MVP?

Writers Bloc

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 50:34


 Adnan Virk of MLB Network takes us around the sports world talking football, tennis and he shares his admiration for Bo and explains why TIFF needs to be on your radar this year (1:28). Ben Nicholson- Smith, co- host of the At The Letters podcast, then lets Ben in on who he thinks is the Jays MVP this season. He also offers his opinions on the Jays pitching staff and where they stand compared to the rest of the league (26:00).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

The Big Show
Hour 2 - Ben Nicholson-Smith on the Jays + Stamps' storylines!

The Big Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 45:08


Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith joins Rose and Austin to give his take on the recent play of the Blue Jays. He weighs in on the recent hot streak of Bo Bichette and their series against the Rays.  Austin and Rose touch on the latest Stamps storylines as well!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.

Good Show
Hour 2: Bo-tember! w/ Ben Nicholson-Smith + Erin Ambrose on Canada's Golden Summer

Good Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 48:55


Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith joins Ailish and Hailey to discuss Bo Bichette's surge at the plate, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s inconsistency throughout the season, lingering concerns about the team's fifth starter spot, and MLB's new rule changes starting in 2023. Afterwards, Erin Ambrose, defenceman for the Canadian women's hockey team, stops by to chat about Canada's recent Gold Medal win at the IIHF Women's World Championship and the program's dominance over the past calendar year (27:29). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

What a week for the Blue Jays. After covering the Jays' series win over the Orioles, Arden joins Ben for a discussion about the dramatic week that was (00:33), the state of the team's pitching staff (19:25) and the recommended confidence level in various Jays players (38:15).This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caAudio Credits: 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.

Halford & Brough in the Morning
Hour 1 - It's NFL Kickoff Day, baby!

Halford & Brough in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 48:59


Mike & Jason are joined by WGR Buffalo's Mike Schopp as the 22-23 NFL season gets underway, and they talk some Jays with Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith. This podcast is produced by Andy Cole and Greg Balloch.  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.

Blue Jays Talk
Jays Talk Plus: Mapping the Remaining Games + Boiling Point in Baltimore

Blue Jays Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 98:51


Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca and At the Letters joins Blake Murphy in-studio to discuss Mitch White's short outing against the Orioles, how the Blue Jays could map out their starting rotation for the remainder of the season, the team's ideal seed in the American League, and the chances we'll see another Yusei Kikuchi start (01:45). Afterward, the guys weigh in on Bryan Baker's exchange with Teoscar Hernández, John Schneider vs. umpire Jeff Nelson, and the rising tensions heading into the series finale with Alek Manoah on the mound (32:07). Then, MLB.com's Zachary Silver stops by to chat about the history between the O's and Manoah, what Baltimore sees in pitcher Tyler Wells, and when we can expect Adley Rutschman to enter the conversation amoung the best players in the MLB (52:27). Finally, Blake sets up the series finale and how the Jays will line up against the Orioles without Hernández in the lineup (01:19:37). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Good Show
Hour 2: Schneider's Tactical Influence and Bo's Turnaround w/ Ben Nicholson-Smith

Good Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 50:08


Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith joins the show to discuss Bo Bichette's torrid start to September, John Schneider's in-game tactical approach, and Mitch White's grasp on the Jays' fifth starter spot. Afterwards, JD and Sam head to the text line to field questions and comments from listeners (28:25)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

Arden is joined by Shi Davidi to discuss Toronto's run of play in August (00:50), whether Blue Jays hitters are pressing (25:02), and the extraordinary hot dog consumption rate at Rogers Centre this season (43:06). Later, Ben and Arden check in with Blue Jays reliever Anthony Bass during ATL's recent trip to New York (48:57).This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caAudio Credits: 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.

Writers Bloc
Pat Gillick & Gord Ash; GM and AGM of 1992 World Champs

Writers Bloc

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 49:23


Off the top of the show, Ben heads to Rogers Centre where Ben Nicholson Smith is awaiting the John Schneider availability. As he waits he gives us a few mins coming off of the sweep in Boston. As we celebrate 30 years since the Jays 1992 World Series - we are joined by a couple of architects of the team. Pat Gillick former GM and Gord Ash, Assistant GM. They look back at the building of the team, Gillick recalls being nicknamed "Stand Pat" and loosk back at how the Carter & Alomar for McGriff & Fernandez happened. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 

Blue Jays Talk
Jays Talk Plus: Pitching Mechanics With Ross Stripling + Classifying The Bullpen

Blue Jays Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 99:19


Blake Murphy is joined by Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith as they discuss the bullpen's sneaky success, dividing the playing time when George Springer is the designated hitter, what the catching dynamic of Alejandro Kirk, Danny Jansen, and Gabriel Moreno offers the Jays, the Alek Manoah and Shohei Ohtani bout on Saturday at Rogers Centre, plus Nicholson-Smith's thoughts on the Jays new-look 2023 schedule (1:30). Blake tees up the Jays game tonight against the Red Sox and pitcher Kutter Crawford. Then 2022 Music Searchlight winner, Chad Price, joins to chat about his recent album 'Introversion', nostalgic memories from the 90's Jays teams, and weighing the confidence in the Jays starters (01:10:00). Ross Stripling joins the show and talks about how he views finishing his outings, what went into developing his strong change-up and pairing it with his two-seamer, how a high-release point helps his pitching, potential change-up similarities with other pitchers, the mid-season stress of making mechanical changes, and his focus with the playoffs and free-agency looming (01:15:00).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

In Ben and Arden's final installment from their trip to Yankee Stadium, they turn the mic on several of their colleagues to answer one burning question: Who will be the most compelling Blue Jay to watch between now and the end of the season? Up first is Arash Madani, who tests the limits of the question's criteria (01:28). Then Ben Wagner makes a persuasive case for his off-the-board selection. (11:45). Shi Davidi tries not to overcomplicate matters (25:07) and, finally, Dan Shulman considers multiple options (37:46).This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caAudio Credits: 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.

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast
Making The Yankees Uncomfortable

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 36:00


From Yankee Stadium, Arden and Ben discuss a huge weekend for the Blue Jays (01:36), wonder if the Yankees should be scared (02:32) and welcome Mitch White for a chat about how he manages the mental side of pitching and what he learned from Clayton Kershaw in LA (18:02).This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caAudio Credits: 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.

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

From Yankee Stadium, Arden and Ben discuss a strong start for Jose Berríos (00:58), examine the give and take surrounding George Springer's availability (03:59) and welcome journalist Ariel Helwani onto the show for a wide-ranging chat covering the Blue Jays and some early memories as a baseball fan (12:27).This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caAudio Credits: 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.

Blue Jays Talk
Jays Talk Plus: An Ideal Kikuchi Out of the Bullpen, Statcast's King + Bichette's Season

Blue Jays Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 97:55


Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith joins Blake Murphy to discuss an ideal road trip outcome against two division rivals in the Yankees and Red Sox, a positive start from José Berríos to begin the series, Yusei Kikuchi's offer to head down to the minors to work on his outings, and his first stint out of the bullpen (02:19). The MMA Hour's Ariel Helwani stops by to share his experience bringing his kids to Yankee Stadium to catch the Jays game, his interactions with Alek Manoah, the connection between baseball and MMA, his fandom of the Montreal Expos, and following both the careers of Vlad Sr. and Jr. (20:00). Afterward, MLB.com's Sarah Langs chats about who she thinks is the Statcast King between Vlad Jr., Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, if it was the right move to trade Joey Gallo away, and how to analyze the small sample size Bradley Zimmer gave to the Jays compared to what Jackie Bradley Jr. could bring to the team, (50:00). Then, ESPN's Joon Lee shares his experience working on a project covering second-generation MLB players, how much of a tough spot Yankees manager Aaron Boone is in during the team's tough stretch in August, how Bo Bichette would assess his performance this year, and the frustrations with the Red Sox' season (01:12:00).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

At the Letters is on the road at Yankee Stadium. From the visitors' dugout in the Bronx, Ben and Arden discuss the Blue Jays' push for the playoffs (01:09), catch up with Ross Stripling after his perfect game bid (18:00) and wonder how Babe Ruth would fare in today's game (35:08).This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caAudio Credits: MLB Network 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.

Tim and Friends
A Sigh of Relief

Tim and Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 48:55


On the Blue Jays post-game show, Tim and Jesse recap the Jays ending a 5 game losing streak against the Orioles with Ben-Nicholson Smith (6:00), Jamie Campbell (7:00), and Joe Siddall (7:00). Plus, a discussion on what is expected of the Jays for the remainder of this season.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Good Show
Hour 2: Bullpen Reinforcements w/ BNS + Bill Ripken on Bo's Approach

Good Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 49:44


Ben Nicholson-Smith, co-host of the At The Letters podcast, joins JD and Ailish to discuss the Blue Jays' recent slump, Bo Bichette being demoted to seventh in the batting order, Alek Manoah's workload, the organization's plans for Yusei Kikuchi, Julian Merryweather's impending return to the Big Leagues, and the Jays' interest in free agent Ken Giles. Afterwards, Bill Ripken, former MLB infielder and current MLB Network analyst, stops by to chat about what advice he'd give Bo Bichette amidst his current struggles, his aggressive approach at the plate, the Blue Jays' recent offensive woes, and the air-tight playoff battle in the American League (28:03). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

As the Blue Jays finish up a mid-summer road trip, Arden checks in with Ben in Baltimore to get his up-close perspective on the mighty Orioles (02:10) and thoughts on the Jackie Bradley Jr. signing (10:30). Later, a dissection of Jose Berrios' inconsistency and the biggest leverage points for the Blue Jays over the season's final eight weeks (36:28).This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.caAudio Credits: SportsnetThe 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.

Halford & Brough in the Morning
Hour 1 - MLB Trade Deadline Roundup

Halford & Brough in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 47:14


Guest hosts Bik Nizzar and Israel Fehr discuss what was a wild MLB Trade Deadline with Sportsnet Blue Jays reporter Ben Nicholson-Smith. This podcast is produced by Andy Cole and Greg Balloch.  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.