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
Dec 23, 2021
Your Questions, Our Answers

What’s a realistic expectation for Vlad Jr. in 2022 (9:38)? What other Jays could be in line for big extensions(1:01:52)? And how to make sense of that Freddie Freeman talk (24:32)? Ben and Arden take a wide assortment of questions in this holiday mailbag edition of At the Letters.

This episode 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.

Dec 3, 2021
A Flurry, Then a Freeze

First, a wild week of activity … and then a lockout (4:00). Arden and Ben break down the Blue Jays’ deal with Kevin Gausman (13:00) discuss the departure of Robbie Ray (19:00) and preview next steps as the baseball industry enters a lockout (40:20).

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

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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.

Nov 19, 2021
The Arms Race Begins

The Blue Jays are spending big to keep Jose Berrios – so what does this seven-year deal mean (1:00)? Plus, Arden and Ben break down the Blue Jays’ place in the starting pitching market (25:30), credit Robbie Ray for a Cy Young season (38:00) and discuss some challenges of awards voting (46:00).

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

Audio Credits: Blue Jays Radio Network, 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 11, 2021
From The 2021 GM Meetings

The Blue Jays are keeping their options open, but the market’s actually moving better than expected. So what happens from here? Ben joins Arden from the GM Meetings to talk Steven Matz, Scott Boras and the Jays’ potential targets.

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

Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.ca

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.

Nov 4, 2021
At The Rogers Centre With Ross Atkins

It’s off-season mode for the Blue Jays, and who better to set it all up than GM Ross Atkins? This week, Atkins joins ATL for a conversation on some of the team’s biggest stars (05:21), what he learned last winter (10:20) and what’s next this off-season (23:19).

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

Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.ca

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