Blue Jays: JJ Podcast with guest, Ben Nicholson-Smith


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Jays Journal Podcast- June 19th. With guest, Ben Nicholson-Smith

Joined by Sportsnet’s baseball editor and prolific writer Ben Nicholson-Smith, host Ari Shapiro invites you to take a closer look at a number of hot button issues surrounding the Toronto Blue Jays.

Shapiro and Nicholson-Smith cover issues including: why the team is struggling mightily to reach the .500 mark, which player has considerably impressed or profoundly disappointed the fanbase, how to address the monumental loss of Devon Travis for the year.

They also discuss if the current regime has distinguished itself from the previous era, why Anthony Alford deserves a chance at stardom, and introspective thoughts on the current pitching culture and the staggering rise of superstar injuries across both leagues.

Ben Nicholson-Smith bio, from

"Covering the MLB and Toronto Blue Jays for Sportsnet since 2013, Ben Nicholson-Smith has established himself as one of the network’s leading baseball writers. Currently the baseball editor for, he also co-hosts the At the Letters podcast and regularly appears on Sportsnet’s television and radio properties."

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“Ari Shapiro is the host and creative director of the Jays Journal radio podcast and is a freelance writer, interviewer, and producer. He’s appeared on the Fan 590 Sportsnet radio, 90.5 FM Extra Talk Sports radio, and is a proud contributor with FanSided.”