Less and less does the pay check, popularity, age, ect. of a player matters.
I don't completely agree with this statement. For example, Griffey Jr. hit a ball off the wall against the Pirates in which he didn't hustle and got a single. It could have been very costly because it set up a potential double play in a tight game.
Narrons move with Edwin after seeing the footage I don't agree with, based on a difference in managerial philosophy...but regardless there's not the same stance taken across the board.
I would also point to Eric Milton still being in the starting rotation, because of his salary. You can push his start back all you want, but he is still going to start. When he is cleary not in the top 5 options for a starter within the Reds organization.
To shorten my point, the above things mentioned will always somehow affect the decision process regardless of what ball club it is.