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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: Unproven Wes Johnson shows he's right for Twins pitching staff

The Twins front office and manager Rocco Baldelli took a chance when they brought in Wes Johnson last season. The gamble has already paid off.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he is not a patient man, but he knows he is going to have to be patient this…

Hartman: Vikings' tackle Johnson could bring big help to new-look defense

With the Vikings losing several veterans, 2017 fourth-round draft pick Jaleel Johnson could emerge in a larger role this season.

Hartman: Twins' depth makes them a World Series contender

Through smart deals and development, the franchise has assembled a fine collection of talent.

Hartman: Zimmer, Cousins right duo for Vikings' title hopes

The Vikings' decision to give contract extensions to quarterback Kirk Cousins and coach Mike Zimmer this offseason mean that this club has made its decision on who can lead it to a Super Bowl.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy told Sirius XM Radio that he sees a lot of similarities between Gophers coach P.J. Fleck…

Hartman: Coronavirus may shrink Vikings' home-field advantage

Since the team moved into U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016, they have posted a 23-9 record at home, a number matched only by the Eagles and Saints for the best home mark in the NFC.

Hartman: Cleveland's pitching will be tough challenge for Twins

A rivalry pitting a strong Cleveland rotation vs. potent Twins offense could become a highlight of the season.

Hartman: Taylor's local ties saved professional basketball in Minnesota

If Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor finds a suitable buyer to meet his demands and his asking price for the club, it will end one of the most important pro sports tenures in state history.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • Giving Mike Zimmer a new contract was a no-brainer for the Vikings. The coach’s new deal will keep him with the team through…