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Jose Reyes unveils new dyed hairstyle

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Say whatever you want about Jose Reyes’ new hairstyle, but I’d be willing to bet he is the only person in professional sports who has it. When the Toronto Blue Jays shortstop was wearing a hat over the weekend, it may not have looked like he was hiding some sort of exotic hairstyle. When he took it off — BAM.

Reyes has a thick patch of hair on the back of his head that he has dyed blond. Why? We have absolutely no idea, but we have never seen anything quite like it.

This isn’t the first time Reyes has decided to go blond, but it is probably the first time he has featured two different hairstyles on top of his head at the same time. Power move? Eh…

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Jose Reyes shows off skills as a rapper (Video)

jose-reyes-rapThere are a couple of things about Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes that are fairly well known.

A National League batting title in 2011 shows Reyes is a more than capable hitter. Most are also aware of his prowess as a base stealer, thanks to him leading the league in that category for three consecutive seasons while with the New York Mets.

We’ve also seen Jose Reyes show off his skills on the microphone in the past. The 30-year-old recently stopped by Sportsnet’s Connected AM and blessed us again, this time with some help from James Cybulski on the beat box.

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Hopefully Jose Reyes was wearing a cup on this pickoff attempt

Jose Reyes was hit by a throw in an area where no man should ever have to be hit. The Toronto Blue Jays shortstop was diving back to first base after a pickoff attempt by Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer in the fifth on Sunday when he was hit in the twig and berries.

Jose Reyes nutsAs badly as I feel for the guy about the unfortunate placement of the throw, I have to say that I am a little perplexed at the whole situation. I mean how did Archer manage to squeak that ball into that spot and nail Reyes in the nuts? Think about the angle we’re talking about. With Reyes diving back to the bag, most of his body was facing down toward the ground. There was only a brief moment where his boys were even exposed to the throw. Yet Archer somehow managed to pop him. The sheer physics of the situation are mindblowing.

Oh, and really sorry about your nads and all, Reyes.

Here’s a GIF of the pickoff via Hardball Talk:

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Jose Reyes suffers ankle injury sliding into second (Video)

Jose Reyes ankleJose Reyes suffered an ankle injury sliding into second base during the top of the sixth inning of the Toronto Blue Jays’ 8-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night, and he is out at least a month, according to the team.

Reyes got an excellent jump on an 0-2 pitch with two outs and had the base stolen so easily it looked like he thought he could go into the bag standing up. He decided to slide at the last second, resulting in his left ankle jamming underneath his body because he did not have enough room to execute a proper slide.

Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos told reporters after the game that Reyes is out at least a month, and possibly three months as a worst-case scenario. The Toronto Star’s Brendan Kennedy says Anthopoulos has already had talks with other GMs about acquiring a potential interim replacement.

Reyes had a two-run single prior to leaving the game, and he had just stolen his fifth base of the season. The shortstop was scorching the ball to start the season and had been the catalyst at the top of the lineup Toronto hoped he would be when they acquired him from the Miami Marlins.

Toronto went all-in over the offseason in an effort to make a playoff push, and the team has started out a disappointing 4-6. The last thing they needed was one of their All-Stars getting hurt.

Back and forth we go: Jose Reyes calls Jeffrey Loria a big fat liar

Eventually the whole “he said, she said” charade that is going on between Jose Reyes and Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria will fizzle out, but for now it would appear that Reyes is not content to just let it go. Earlier this month, Reyes claimed Loria encouraged him to buy a home in Miami just days before trading him to the Toronto Blue Jays. Loria fired back by saying that Reyes was lying, and now Reyes is saying that Loria is lying by calling him a liar.

Not only does Reyes insist Loria told him to buy a house days before the trade, but he says the owner also said it during the season as well. According to Reyes, his agent Peter Greenberg was a witness.

“He did it during the season, too: ‘Tell Jose to get a nice place in Miami, a good house,’” Reyes said. “He always told me that, me and Peter. I don’t know why he said he didn’t say that.” Reyes told the NY Post on Thursday: “You can ask Peter if I’m a liar. Two people are better than one.I don’t have to lie about that. He traded me, that’s fine with me. Just be real with me. Be honest. Don’t tell me to buy a house and get a nice place for my family and stuff when you [know] you’re going to trade me. Why [did] you do that?”

In addition, Reyes said that Loria’s claim that he informed Greenberg that Reyes was going to be traded to make sure he didn’t buy a house in Miami is false.

“No. Peter didn’tknow that [Loria] was going o trade me,” Reyes said. “That’s a lie. Nobody knew. So I don’t know where that came from. You guys can talk to Peter and ask Peter. That trade took everybody by surprise. I was on vacation. Peter wasn’t even the one to tell me I got traded.”

Regardless of who is telling the truth, Reyes needs to get over it and stop entertaining questions about it. He’s a professional athlete, and professional sports are a cut-throat business. It’s time to accept the fact that he is a Blue Jay and stop dwelling on the past.

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Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria denies telling Jose Reyes to buy a house in Miami

Jose Reyes is not a big fan of Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, and if you believe the shortstop’s story about being traded you probably don’t blame him.  According to Reyes, Loria encouraged him to purchase a home in Miami just two days before he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. Not surprisingly, Loria has a much different recollection of the dinner that Reyes was referring to when the conversation supposedly took place.

“What you were told is inaccurate,” Loria told reporters earlier this week, via Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post. “I never told him to buy a house. He was looking for a house. I will tell you that he came to an ALS dinner which I invited him to. He sat two people away from me, He came late. I asked him what he was doing in the next week. He told me he was going to Dubai. I said. ‘Has your wife been down to Miami? He said yes she has gone down. She is looking for a home. I didn’t say anything after that.”

In fact, Loria insists the exact opposite of what Reyes says happened actually happened. Rather than encouraging him to buy a home in Miami, the Marlins owner says he made sure Reyes was informed as soon as the decision to trade him was made so that he would not buy the house.

“Three or four days after that, (VP of baseball operations Larry Beinfest) came to me with the trade he wanted to do,” Loria explained. “I immediately called Jose’s agent out of respect for him and said Jose is going to be traded and I want you to call him before he reads about. He hasn’t bought a house yet has he? ‘No, he is contemplating.’ Just call him and let him know.”

Clearly, we have two very different accounts of the conversation that took place. Whichever you choose to believe is a matter of opinion, but Loria is hopeful people will believe his side. The last thing Marlins fans need are more reasons to dislike the team’s owner.

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Jose Reyes: Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria told me to buy house two days before trade

When Jose Reyes makes his debut with the Toronto Blue Jays this season, he will be playing for his third team in as many years. Bouncing around from team-to-team can be challenging, but such is the life of a professional athlete. However, Reyes insists Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria tried to make life more difficult for him than it had to be.

In addition to assuring Reyes that the Marlins would never trade him, the shortstop says Loria was telling him to buy himself a nice house in Miami right up until two days before he was traded to Toronto.

“He always told me to get a nice house in Miami,” Reyes said, via Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com. “I was at a dinner with him in New York, and he was still talking about the house.

“Two days later, I got traded.”

Reyes said he was so stunned by the news that he had been traded after the discussion he and Loria had at dinner that he thought someone was playing a prank on him. He quickly realized it was the real deal, and he said he has not spoken to Loria or any of Miami’s management since.

As for the Marlins themselves, Reyes said he feels badly for the city and its fans.

“I feel sorry for the fan base in Miami,” he said.

Why does that sound so familiar? Maybe because he said the exact same thing about the New York Mets last season. Luckily, Reyes said he did not purchase a home in Miami and is not planning to buy one in Toronto. With the way he has been shipped from place to place over the past several seasons, that’s probably a wise decision.

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