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Your morning update for everything Blue Jays.

Toronto Blue Jays v Seattle Mariners Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images

Is it possible Marco Estrada has been telegraphing pitches? (Steve Buffery, Toronto Sun)

“Could be... I’ve never really had a team take at-bats like they do. I don’t know what it was but they obviously got my number. So maybe that’s it. I don’t make excuses, but they’ve taken really good at-bats off me and it’s been all year. So it could be a factor when a team has had that much success against you.”

Osuna’s dominance could present Blue Jays with tempting options (Jonah Keri, Sportsnet)

“He’s only 22 years-old, making the league minimum, and can’t test free agency until after the 2020 season. By many different measures, he’s a blue-chip asset for any team to have. And that’s exactly why the Blue Jays should trade him as soon as possible.”

The top five drafts, by team (Jim Callis, MLB.com)

The Blue Jays ranked fifth. “One of three teams with two first-round picks, Toronto used its selections on the top college shortstop (North Carolina's Logan Warmoth) and the owner of the best fastball in the college ranks (JC of Central Florida right-hander Nate Pearson).”

Blue Jays select speedy Canadian outfielder (Gregor Chisholm, MLB.com)

“[Cooper] Davis was one of two Canadians taken by the Blue Jays during this year's MLB Draft, selected in the 25th round (759th pick overall). He has a strong commitment to Vanderbilt University, so his signing is no sure thing, but the Ontario native will now be tempted with an offer to play for his hometown team.”

What players are thinking during the first few days after the MLB draft (Bennett Brauer, Baseball Prospectus)

“Keep in mind, these players got drafted on June 13th and their teams will aspire for them to be on the SS Opening Day roster for June 15th. That is no typo. Buckle up.”

Alison Gordon should be on the Level of Excellence (Stacey May Fowles, Blue Jays Nation)

“A self-proclaimed ‘socialist, feminist, hedonist,’ Gordon wrote day-to-day during an archaic period where women simply weren’t allowed into the boy’s club of baseball, and she endured abuse, insults, and protests as a result. Her reward? After slogging it out through her first season she received a letter; ‘Madam—I see where you don’t seem to mind male nudity in athletes shower rooms at sports arenas. Well, neither would any [redacted].’”

Blue Jays’ Rodning pitched through off-field adversity in leadup to MLB draft (Steve Buffery, Toronto Sun)

“‘We’re going up there to spread mom’s ashes, because that’s what she wanted,’ Rodning told Postmedia on Thursday. ‘Where we go is obviously rocky and it’s beautiful and there’s this big rock where my brother (McKoy) asked his wife to marry him. My mom loved it up there and we’re going to spread her ashes off the big rock.’”