What I have found interesting this year when the Reds have kicked one time contributors or high contract players to the curb is that no one else has appeared even remotely interested. Mike Stanton would have signed for the minimum, I am sure, and never pitched again. Scott Hatteberg never took the field again. Ross cleared waivers and was released outright, to sign a minor league deal. These are players that teams could have nothing more than the minimum salary and even then they are out of major league work.
Let that be a lesson to everyone that wants to package our crappy players and bad contracts to another team for major league talent. It doesn't happen. Our trash is as bad (or seemingly worse) than everyone else.