211 episodes

Ben Nicholson-Smith is Sportsnet’s baseball editor. Arden Zwelling is a senior writer. Together, they bring you the most in-depth Blue Jays podcast in the league, covering off all the latest news with opinion and analysis, as well as interviews with other insiders and people around the team.

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    • 4.4 • 44 Ratings

Ben Nicholson-Smith is Sportsnet’s baseball editor. Arden Zwelling is a senior writer. Together, they bring you the most in-depth Blue Jays podcast in the league, covering off all the latest news with opinion and analysis, as well as interviews with other insiders and people around the team.

    Jays in the Murky Middle

    Jays in the Murky Middle

    The Blue Jays are below .500, but they’re still in the Wild Card mix (07:58). Ben and Arden discuss the Spencer Horwitz promotion  (34:43), how much patience veteran hitters deserve (45:29) and the open fifth rotation spot (55:26).

    Additional audio from MLB.com.

    Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.ca

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Chasing the Elite

    Chasing the Elite

    Two months in, the Blue Jays are looking way up at MLB’s elite teams. Arden and Ben break down the team’s playoff chances (11:36), Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s move to third (26:00) and some big pitching questions (42:35).

    Additional audio from Sportsnet & Sportsnet 590 The FAN

    Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.ca

    This podcast is produced and sound engineered by Sho Alli and hosted by Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling.

    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
    Running Hot and Cold

    Running Hot and Cold

    The Blue Jays are hitting again, but they have real questions elsewhere (3:40). Ben and Arden start with a look at Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (11:24), before discussing Alek Manoah’s health (25:18) and the state of the bullpen (33:06).

    Additional audio from Sportsnet & Sportsnet 590 The FAN

    Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.ca

    This podcast is produced and sound engineered by Sho Alli and hosted by Ben Nicholson-Smith and Arden Zwelling.

    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
    Big-League Stew

    Big-League Stew

    The home run jacket. The trade deadline. Steward Berroa. Arden and Ben cover big topics on this week’s ATL, breaking down the Jays’ struggling bats (07:44) and deadline options (36:44) before giving the rotation some credit (50:35).

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Time for Results Is Now

    The Time for Results Is Now

    Big picture, the Blue Jays have some big looming questions (00:19). Arden and Ben break down the team’s upcoming schedule (09:52) before giving Yimi Garcia some credit (23:47) and wondering what’s next for Alek Manoah (35:20).

    • 58 min
    Pressure Increasing on the Blue Jays

    Pressure Increasing on the Blue Jays

    Coming off a challenging road trip, Ben and Arden get into how the next several weeks could impact Toronto’s strategy at the trade deadline (01:49), some short-term adjustments the club could make, (30:39) and Alek Manoah’s return (56:19).

    Additional audio from MLB.com

    Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.ca

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Tofilmfan ,

Very good despite lack of format and THICK Canadian accents

Overall this is an excellent podcast, both Ben and Arden are well versed in baseball and bring a fresh prospective to the Blue Jays. A nice fresh alternative to the old guys on the Fan590 like Jeff Blair and Bob McCown.

My only qualm about the show is the lack of format and/or fluidity amongst the segments. It seems one segment they are interviewing a minor league player and then next they'll all of a sudden answer tweets. The show is all over the place. I wish they had more regular features and they was a structure to the show.

Also, they both have very thick Canadian accents (especially Arden - "he's had quite the curreer at turdbase you know eh?"). I just wish there was some way he could tone it down a bit (I'm Canadian too btw).

Lil_Jimmy_ ,

Objective Review

This podcast is tremendous for Blue Jays BASEBALL talk. However, it is unbearably dreadful to listen to these guys talk about off the field issues.

Kings Fan NY ,

Best baseball podcast. Period.

Great job, guys.

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