At The Letters

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 team members.

Recent Episodes
Nov. 8: Blue Jays’ off-season work just getting started
Nov 8, 2019
Nov 8, 2019
Nov. 8: Blue Jays’ off-season work just getting started

Chase Anderson’s a Blue Jay now. What’s next? Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith explain who is (and isn’t) a free agent fit before considering Toronto’s options in centre field. 

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

At The Letters is also on YouTube. Watch it here. This episode, our video producer is Anthony Caminiti.

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.

Oct 18, 2019
Oct. 18: Mark Shapiro on what’s next for both the Jays and himself

With the regular season over, it’s time to zoom out a little. Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith ask Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro about his professional future, the Blue Jays’ next moves and some potential rule changes in baseball.

“I love where I am.” - Mark Shapiro, Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO

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/

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, 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 Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Oct 4, 2019
Oct. 4: Reviewing some contentious Blue Jays over/under predictions

With some much-needed help from Shi Davidi, Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith review their annual over/under predictions. As always, past assumptions about the Blue Jays prove questionable in time.

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 590 The FAN.

At The Letters is also on YouTube. You can watch the episode here. This week our video producer is Drew Livingstone.

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.

Sep 27, 2019
Sept. 27: John Schneider’s observations from the dugout

Few people have seen as much of Vlad, Bo and Biggio as John Schneider. The Blue Jays coach joins Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith to discuss the development of those rookies and what he watches for from the dugout.

“He (Bo Bichette) thinks he’s going to be Mickey Mantle -- Mike Trout. There’s no hesitation.” -John Schneider 

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: ESPN 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.

Sep 20, 2019
Sept. 19: Assessing the debut seasons of Vlad, Bo and Biggio

How would you grade the Blue Jays’ rookie infielders? Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith weigh in on Vlad, Bo and Biggio while also discussing the Toronto bullpen and Trevor Bauer’s next team.

“Cavan Biggio is having a better rookie season than Vladimir Guerrero Jr.” -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

At The Letters is also on YouTube. This week our video producer is Drew Livingstone. Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/GGIzhw0xdrs

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.