Grey's Clipboard: Behind the success of the A's starting rotation
Perhaps we can "blame" Mariano Rivera, who learned the pitch from John Wetteland and is headed to the Hall of Fame with it.
Some pitchers have success trying to pick up a cutter -- a pitch that is similar to a slider, but faster with less of a vertical break -- and some don't. Sometimes it's that one pitch that a hurler has been missing, and other times it's tough to get the feel of, so it's scrapped.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider