If it's between a trade for Odorizzi or signing Cobb/Lynn I would sign either of the 2 and give up the unknown talent (pick) rather than prospects who have started to establish themselves. Both Cobb and Lynn would be a boost, but IMO they aren't the pitcher you want starting game 1 or 2 of a playoff series. They certainly could sign either of the two and still work out a trade. That might be the best case scenario.
True, there's downside risk, but after swinging and missing on Darvish the Twins have to do something.
I agree they don't sign game 1 or likely game 2. I would see them as a solid 3 type.
Twins need Berrios to take that spot, and if they are really in competition in the deadline, they hopefully have the prospect inventory to add a short term arm.
That is generally the formula for mid market teams.
I really want nothing to do with trading for a mid rotation guy like Odorizzi.