I think Sal is a very unusual case when it comes to international, because he's a lifer and he likes to be on the ground. For all we know Almaraz never left his office in Atlanta until it was time to finalize a deal. Much like a GM doesn't see that many domestic kids until they have a shortlist. And who knows how many of Almaraz's contacts from five years ago are even good now, or how many he personally had in the first place.
Whatever he's doing it's not gonna be much more than Mackanin or Gillick do, is my guess. If he truly stepped down of his own volition the consulting gig is a mutually beneficial golden parachute. If he was subtly nudged out it's just a fancy, if still mutually beneficial, buyout (as with Mackanin).
Assuming Klentak and Minnitti are still employed going forward, I kind of figure Sal will be the last domino to fall.