100 episodes

Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling take fans inside the Blue Jays and around MLB with news, analysis and interviews.

At The Letters Sportsnet

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 491 Ratings

Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling take fans inside the Blue Jays and around MLB with news, analysis and interviews.

    Thin Bullpen Creates High-Stress Moments for Jays

    Thin Bullpen Creates High-Stress Moments for Jays

    By now it’s clear: the Blue Jays’ bullpen is an issue. Ben and Arden make sense of the Jays’ existing options and look ahead at possible trades before delving into MLB’s sticky stuff controversy.







    This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.







    Submit your questions, comments, and topic ideas to AtTheLetters@sportsnet.ca







    Music Outro: Teon Gibbs and IAMTHELIVING –  Between The Groove







    Listen to the full track on Spotify







    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.

    • 56 min
    What’s in store this summer for the Blue Jays?

    What’s in store this summer for the Blue Jays?

    The Blue Jays are playing better, which leads to some interesting questions for Arden and Ben. Among them: what are this team’s deadline needs? Where does Manoah fit? And when could the Jays return to Toronto?







    Music Outro: The Ruddy Ruckus – Hold On My Love







    Listen to the full track here!







    This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.







    Audio 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 47 min
    After a tough week for Blue Jays, Manoah arrives

    After a tough week for Blue Jays, Manoah arrives

    What does Alek Manoah’s arrival mean for the Blue Jays? And what do the team’s recent struggles tell us about what they’ll need this summer? Ben and Arden weigh in on that and also break down some key features of this Blue Jays team, from their new “home” in Buffalo to who is making or breaking expectations as the season wears on.







    Music Outro: Goodnight, Sunrise – Won’t Be Long







    Listen to the full track here!







    This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.







    Reach us at AskAtTheLetters@gmail.comThe 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.

    • 58 min
    Jays Playing Well as Manoah Pushes for the Majors

    Jays Playing Well as Manoah Pushes for the Majors

    One-quarter of the way through the season, the Blue Jays are in a good spot. Plus, when will Alek Manoah join them? And where would Ben and Arden place Vlad Jr. on their early-season MVP ballots?







    This episode is produced and sound engineered by Andrew Norton and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.







    Audio Credits: 920 ESPN, Sportsnet 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.

    • 36 min
    Blue Jays Rolling as Offence Starts Picking Up

    Blue Jays Rolling as Offence Starts Picking Up

    The Blue Jays are playing well – maybe surprisingly well. Arden and Ben take stock of the Blue Jays and wonder when top prospect Alek Manoah could join the roster.







    Music Outro: The Backstays – Forever Gold Bricks







    Listen to their latest album “Tributaries” here!







    This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan and hosted by Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith.







    Audio 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 55 min
    Brendan Gallagher: Canadiens winger & Jays super-fan

    Brendan Gallagher: Canadiens winger & Jays super-fan

    First, a check-in on Nate Pearson. Then, Montreal Canadiens winger Brendan Gallagher joins Arden and Ben to talk about his love for the game of baseball, his Jays fandom and handling chirps from opposing fans.







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







    Audio 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
491 Ratings

491 Ratings

Dave M NS ,

Baseball

These guys can get me excited about baseball in March even when the leafs are number 1 in the NHL

TW OPT ,

Zwelling is becoming a company man

Have been a loyal listener to ATL for three years now however I am questioning my dedication due to Arden Zwelling’s questionable expert analysis the past two weeks. He suggested that moving Bichette off of shortshop may hurt his feelings! Isn’t this the big leagues? Then he stated that good hitting teams don’t need to worry about defense. Really? At least Ben questioned this statement. Very close to unsubscribing .

Sparky7194 ,

Mr. Zwelling’s contempt is palpable

I enjoy Mr. Nicholson-Smith’s commentary, which is the reason I gave this podcast three stars. Unfortunately, I find Mr. Zwelling difficult to listen to. He appears to think the “average” fan is fully represented by Jays’ Twitter. He spends a good deal of his airtime setting up straw man arguments that the “average” fan apparently fully endorses and then arrogantly dismantles them. He seems more interested in smugly correcting fans’ perceived misconceptions than educating listeners. Perhaps this Sportsnet podcast is just too pedestrian a vehicle for his vast baseball intellect. Perhaps I’m just too dumb to understand. I’m just the “average” Rogers’ customer after all.

Top Podcasts In Sports

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by Sportsnet