You make some good points, TheYanks04. However, my main point still holds. It does not matter in the least when the innings, or games played, are used. It just matters that they are optimized. If you are way ahead in pitching cats, why would anyone catch you in those, given that IPs are maximised?
I can see that there may only be a few teams willing and able to deal for pitchers late in the season. However, this should not matter, as long as the deals you get are better then what your current players are worth!
I would rather try to optimize my team now, rather then later. THis is not a strategy that I would use, but IMO it is feasible.