I disagree, for example, the team i just mentioned, is now in the LCS, and is the most rested even though i've shed 11million dollars via the wire. The biggest mistake people make is that they don't shorten their rotation in the playoffs, i know that's the reason why my playoff winning% up until recently has run higher than my regular season win%. Surely the competition isn't worse in the playoffs. Even if you have to sacrifice some games and start marginal pitching down the stretch to come into the playoffs rested its well worth it. You can get by with one less guy in your rotation in the playoffs. I seldom draft relief pitchers, so i'm usually working with 11 or more posible starting pitchers in the playoffs so there are plenty of starts.