Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rapids Waive Three

This afternoon the Rapids waived Qunicy Amarikwa, Eddie Ababio, and Ross LaBauex.  This timing isn't a surprise, most players like these three in the league are on semi-guaranteed contracts that become guaranteed on July 1st, which is Sunday.  Cutting them now means the Rapids aren't on the hook for their contracts.

These three being cut aren't that much of a surprise.  We already knew Amarikwa was being "evaluated" and hadn't really featured this season.  Eddie Ababio didn't seem to be in Gary Smith's plans last year or Papi's this year.  LaBauex had gotten the most playing time but plays a position very similar to what new homegrown signing Shane O'Neil plays so is somewhat redundant at this point.

Scott Palguta didn't get cut, which I chalk up to only having three other center backs on the roster besides Ababio and Palguta, and Palguta seemed to be the more favored of the two of them.  The only other name I thought might be at risk was Joseph Nane.

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