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
May 18, 2022
No Offence, But…

The Blue Jays still aren't hitting to their potential, but there's lots of intrigue around the team. This week, Arden and Ben discuss the Blue Jays offensive struggles despite recent wins (12:09), take a look at Vladimir Guerrero Jr's last couple of weeks (31:52), give Yusei Kikuchi some credit (41:31) and wonder if the bullpen needs more swing and miss (48:51).

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

Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.ca

Audio 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

May 11, 2022
The Jays, 30 Games In

The Blue Jays have played roughly one-fifth of their season now. Thirty games in, Arden and Ben discuss the Jays' slow start at the plate (00:26) the top of their starting rotation (32:40) and some behind-the-scenes observations from an intense stretch of games (41:26).

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.

May 4, 2022
On The Edge Of Our Seats

It feels like every inning of this season has been tense, doesn't it? Arden and Ben discuss those early-season nail-biters (00:26) before looking at the Jays' slow-starting offence (15:08) and discussing an under-the-radar prospect (34:57).

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

Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.ca

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 Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Apr 28, 2022
The Blue Jays Are On A Roll

Thanks to some impressive depth performances, the Blue Jays are off to the kind of hot start that has often eluded them in recent years (00:32). Arden and Ben wonder what aspects of their success are most sustainable (07:34) before looking at Yusei Kikuchi's slow start in more detail (43:50), and they discuss the historically low batting average we’ve seen to this point in the season across MLB (30:19).

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

Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.ca

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.

Apr 22, 2022
Kevin Gausman Throws A Nasty Splitter

Arden and Ben sit down with Kevin Gausman to talk about his path to the big leagues, being part of a history pennant race last season, his favourite pitchers growing up, how everything unravelled this off-season, when he began to develop his pitches including his splitter, why he was a fan of the Colorado Rockies, what he’s looking forward to this season, and why he loves yoga and pilates.

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

Contact us: attheletters@sportsnet.ca

Audio Credits: NBC Sports Bay Area & 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.