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    John Gibbons is one of those special “baseball” guys that makes the game fun , makes it a little more interesting.On Sunday afternoon in St. Petersburg, Fla., Gibbons’ second stay as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays comes to an end with the final game of the season against the Tampa Bay Rays, and Gibby is going out in style.He’s having veteran catcher Russell Martin manage the team.Article continues below ...“I’m having a little fun with it,” Gibbons said Saturday. “Let him see how tough it is.”Technically, Martin will be a player/manager, but he hasn’t played since Sept 3 as the Jays have been looking at younger players.While the game will be an emotional one for Gibbons and the Jays, it really has some importance to the home team.Blake Snell didn’t win his 22nd of the season Saturday night, but the Rays won the game 4-3 for their 89th victory of the season — thus giving them a shot at 90 in a year most people thought would be a washout.They could reach 90 wins for the first time in five years.On Saturday night, Tampa Bay notched its 50th home win.Marco Estrada, slated to close the season and the Gibbons Era, was scratched with the sore back that has bothered him through much of the season. Sam Gaviglio will start against another Rays “opener,” likely Ryne Stanek, with several relievers following.“The good thing is it’s nothing major,” said Estrada, a free agent at the end of the season. “It’s something the doctor feels it should be just fine. If we hit the right spot, this should be cleared away for a while. Pretty excited about it. He said, ‘Keep doing your core program Erik Gonzalez Jersey , all the stretching you can, and it should help.’ I’ve stayed on it all year. Just sometimes it froze up.”As far as his future, the 35-year-old Estrada said: “Obviously, there’s always a chance of me coming back. I’m not sure in which direction they’re going, (or) if they want to go younger. It seems to be going that way. But I’m never right about these things. So I don’t really know. But I definitely would love to hear from them again. I’m comfortable here. I do love this team.”Snell pitched five innings and struck out 10 in a no-decision Saturday night, finishing his season at 21-5 with a 1.89 ERA — and apparently headed for the second Cy Young Award in franchise history.He came up short Saturday in his bid to become the first pitcher since Justin Verlander in 2011 to win 10 straight starts.“There’s not really much debate in my opinion,” said his manager, Kevin Cash.Said Snell: “I have a good case.”The Rays’ official Twitter account posted: Congrats to @snellzilla4 on an outstanding season. We’re rooting for you.”Toronto hitters struck out 18 times Saturday night.Gaviglio is 3-9 with a 5.19 ERA this season and 0-3 in his last five starts. He is 0-2 with a 5.27 ERA in three starts versus the Rays this season, dropping him to 1-2 with a 4.34 ERA in four career starts against Tampa Bay.Cash said before Saturday’s game that Matt Duffy and Ji-Man Choi likely would not play because of injuries.Also before the game, Rays right-hander Andrew Kittredge learned he had been suspended for three games and fined for throwing behind Austin Romine on Thursday. That led to CC Sabathia plunking Jesus Sucre with Sabathia suspended for five games.Kittredge said he might appeal, but both sentences would be served next season.“I understand, I do, I get it,” Cash said. “I had some really good conversations with MLB, (chief baseball officer) Joe Torre and (senior vice president, baseball operations) Peter Woodfork. And you know what? Kitt, from my understanding, will go through the appeals process and kind of let it be heard , his viewpoint. And then go from there.” Sometimes, MLB players get paid for what they might do. Other times, they get paid for what they once did. The latter category is filled with aging has-beens toting albatross contracts.Gazing ahead to the upcoming campaign, let's examine a half-dozen guys (and another six dishonorable mentions) who are slated to make $20 million or more but will be virtually useless in 2019.By that, we mean they'll either miss significant time to injury or are projected to offer below replacement-level production. There's subjectivity involved, obviously, alongside dollars-and-cents considerations.However you parse it, to varying degrees, they've got payroll drag written all over them.Dishonorable Mentions1 of 7Carlos Osorio/Associated PressWe're not willing to dismiss the following players because of their pedigree and past production, plus the possibility that an unexpected renaissance will make them more than worthless. Still...ouch.Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Detroit Tigers2019 salary: $30 millionMiguel Cabrera is a future Hall of Famer entering his age-36 season. He was limited by injury to 38 games in 2018 and will earn $30 million or more every season until at least 2023.We're not quite willing to bet against a final offensive surge, but the optics and financial realities aren't great, to say the least.Yu Darvish, RHP, Chicago Cubs 2019 salary: $20 millionLast winter, Yu Darvish signed a six-year, $126 million contract with the Chicago Cubs and posted a 4.95 ERA in 40 innings before succumbing to elbow and triceps injuries.That said Carlos Carrasco Jersey , the four-time All-Star isreportedlyfeeling good this spring. A rebound can't be discounted.Josh Donaldson, 3B, Atlanta Braves2019 Salary: $23 millionThe up-and-coming Atlanta Braves bet big on Josh Donaldson when they handed him a one-year, $23 million show-me contract.The 2015 American League MVP is coming off a pair of injury-marred, down seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays and is 33 years old. There's hope...but not a ton. Shin-Soo Choo, DH/OF,Texas Rangers2019 salary: $21 millionShin-Soo Choo enjoyed a modest comeback with the Texas Rangers in 2018, as he posted an .810 OPS in 146 games.He's also 36 years old with limited utility beyond a designated hitter and will be a drain on the retooling/rebuilding Texas Rangers' budget.Felix Hernandez, RHP, Seattle Mariners2019 salary: $27.9 millionA 5.55 ERA in 155.2 innings in 2018 seemed to permanently rename Felix Hernandez the artist formerly known as King.He'll turn 33 in April and is far removed from the glory days that won him an AL Cy Young Award in 2010. But...we're waiting one more season before we officially stick a fork in the Pacific Northwest's royal highness. Albert Pujols, 1B, Los Angeles Angels2019 salary: $28 millionLike Miguel Cabrera, Pujols should have a bust in Cooperstown when the time comes. Also like Cabrera, he's on a steep downslide.The .245/.289/.411 slash line he posted in 2018 shouldn't get better in his age-39 season. On the other hand, he's Albert Pujols.Jordan Zimmermann, RHP, Detroit Tigers2 of 7Duane Burleson/Getty Images2019 salary: $25 millionSay what you will about the positive narratives surrounding Jordan Zimmermann this spring. Believe them if it tickles your fancy.The fact is, he's entering his age-33 season and posted a 6.08 ERA in 2017 followed by a 4.52 (and worse 4.88 FIP) in 2018.Maybe Zimmermann will rediscover the form befitting a No. 4 or No. 5 starter next season. Or Roy Oswalt Jersey , more likely, he'll continue his vertigo-inducing fall.No matter what, there's next to zero chance he'll earn the money the rebuilding Detroit Tigers will deposit in his bank account in 2019.Carlos Santana, 1B, Cleveland Indians3 of 7Rob Tringali/Getty Images2019 salary: $20.3 millionLast season, Carlos Santana hit .229 for the Philadelphia Phillies while posting a nondescript zero defensive runs saved at first base.The Phils sent him to the Cleveland Indians in a three-team trade that also featured the Seattle Mariners. Maybe Santana can flip the script in the city where he played his first eight big league seasons.On the other hand, he'll turn 33 in April and鈥攃onsidering his nearly nonexistent defensive value鈥攈e looks like the classic overpaid, high-on-base-percentage slugger who is forgetting how to slug.That's an especially ugly look for a Cleveland franchise that's trying to contend but always pinching pennies.Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, New York Yankees4 of 7Bill Kostroun/Associated Press2019 salary: $21.1 millionJacoby Ellsbury missed all of 2018 with oblique and hip injuries and hasn't posted an OPS north of .781 since 2011.Unless the New York Yankees are prepared to swallow the vast majority of the more than $21 million he's owed in 2019, he'll be a richly paid fourth or fifth outfielder...provided he plays at all.The 35-year-old is dealing with plantar fasciitis and won't arrive at Yankees camp until mid-March at the soonest, per general manager Brian Cashman (via's Pete Caldera).Ellsbury is blocked on the depth chart by Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner and Clint Frazier, among others. Most likely, he'll be an afterthought in the Bronx if he isn't released outright.Yoenis Cespedes, OF, New York Mets5 of 7Elsa/Getty Images2019 salary: $29 millionYoenis Cespedes played in 38 games last season before multiple heel surgeries put him on the shelf for the New York Mets.The 33-year-old said he hopes to play in 2019."When I do return