Posted by Sabrina B.Â @gametimegirl
TheÂ Miami MarlinsÂ signedÂ Jose ReyesÂ to $106 million contract because he is one of the best shortstops in the majors and they want to win the World Series. They love his bat, they love his glove and they love his speed.
But the dreadlocks? They’ve got to go.
LikeÂ they did a few seasons backÂ with Hanley Ramirez,Â the Marlins won’t tolerate Reyes’ shoulder-length hair. Team president David Samson said Wednesday that Reyes will have to abide, just like anyone else on the roster.
“The answer is, there’ll be team rules,” Samson said. “Everyone follows the team rules, whatever they are.”
Reyes has not said much on the subject yet, though Joel Sherman of the New York Daily News characterized him as “not happy about” the hair policy â€” but happy about the money. All of that cash ought to buy some peace of mind. And scalp.