Sid Hartman | Star Tribune
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Sid Hartman is a sports columnist. He also can be heard weekdays on WCCO AM-830 at 6:40, 7:40 and 8:40 a.m.

Hartman writes three columns each week.

Hartman: Wilf family is doing all it can to win a title for Vikings

Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf said that when the Vikings lost their final regular-season game to the Bears, thus missing the playoffs, the ownership group knew major changes had to happen.

Hartman: Vikings rookie lineman credits Fleck, staff for his development

Center John Keenoy started 51 of 52 games at Western Michigan, where he played for current Gophers coach P.J. Fleck."I think he will be successful wherever he goes," Keenoy said.

Hartman: Rudolph rules out Vikings pay cut. 'I am too young for that'

The tight end wants to remain with the Vikings, but knows other teams would want to acquire him. He had a two-word answer when asked if he'd take a discount to stay.

Hartman: Twins prospects emerging into stars under Rowson

The Twins offense has posted back-to-back solid seasons in James Rowson's two full seasons as hitting coach.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • According to, the Vikings are tied with the Cowboys and Packers with the ninth-best odds of winning the Super Bowl at 22-1.…

Hartman: Twins didn't wait to sign key free agents this offseason

Compared to a year ago, the club signed players earlier and had better luck with the results.

Hartman: Most Minnesota pro teams shuffle their leaders

The Wolves just joined the Twins and Wild in making recent changes in management.

Hartman: Zimmer's expectations, excitement are sky high for Vikings

One of the biggest reasons for his optimism is the completely reworked offensive coaching staff: starting with offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski but also with bringing in Gary Kubiak.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • There is no doubt Ryan Saunders will be named Timberwolves coach as a part of Gersson Rosas being named president of…

Hartman: Twins pitching staff is quieting doubters as team surges

Big performances against the Astros showed that the pitchers are taking to new coach Wes Johnson.