With Mariano Rivera expected to re-sign with the Yankees rather easily - unlike a certain Yankee teammate - the man with the most devastating cut fastball in baseball history will soon be back to making a whole lot of money.
Rivera, as expected, finished with the best cutter among relievers in terms of pitch runs above average, according to Fangraphs. Let's take a graphical look at Rivera's cutter, as well as the cutters of the three next-best relievers from 2010 (minimum 50 IP): Mike Adams, D.J. Carrasco and Craig Breslow.
Slash Stats: .188/.228/.257
Slash Stats: .148/.194/.170
Slash Stats: .188/.266/.319
Slash Stats: .186/.213/.322
Click the thumbnail to see a comparison quilt of all four pitchers.