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Monday, 27 March 2017 18:10

The new and improved Minnesota Twins

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The Twin Cities welcome Derek Falvey, the new chief baseball officer for the Minnesota Twins. Tyler Kepner of the New York Times profiles Falvey’s quick rise from scouting prospects in the Cape Cod League to running Minnesota’s baseball operations at the age of 34. Falvey, a former college pitcher who never hit 90 miles per hour with his fastball, is tasked with turning around a Twins pitching staff that has historically pitched to contact and was second to last in ERA during the 2016 season. Falvey’s first move to help pitchers Ervin Santana, Phil Hughes, Kyle Gibson and Hector Santiago was to sign pitch-framing catcher Jason Castro to a three-year, $24.5 million dollar deal. Castro would rather you call what he does “receiving,” though, as reported by Parker Hageman of Twins Daily. He told Hageman that pitch-framing isn’t stealing strikes by tricking the plate umpire, but giving the umpire a clear view of the pitch and getting strikes called on pitches that are in the strike zone. Castro’s former club, the Astros, have been one of the best in baseball at getting strikes called on pitches thrown in the strike zone. Fangraphs’ Travis Sawchik recently ranked the Twins catching corps 22nd in the league for 2017. They were ranked 25th last year with old-schooler Kurt Suzuki behind the plate. According to Baseball Reference, Suzuki was 18 runs below league average defensively over 1,200 innings while Castro was five runs above league average last season. Both players were slightly below average…
Friday, September 9th - Genesis Communications Network will broadcast a tribute show in memory of the late Dr. Joy Browne, with special guest host Michael Harrison from 'TALKERS.com' as a way of honoring Joy who passed away unexpectedly on August 27 2016. Dr. Joy Browne Show was the longest running radio psychologist program in US history, spanning over four decades. The tribute show will air at the regular broadcast time for Joy's show from 11am-2pm CST/ 12pm-3pm ET this Friday, September 9th 2016. Michael Harrison will continue to host the show and will continue to honor Dr Joy in the following days after the tribute show. Stay tuned for more information!
The Genesis Communications Network (GCN) is proud to announce our new program "Stone Cold Truth" that will broadcast every Saturday from 1pm-3pm ET / 12pm-2pm CST. The Stone Cold Truth is two hour show in which the public gets the inside scoop about what is really going on in American politics from a real political insider Roger Stone, a forty year political veteran who worked as a political Aide in nine Republican Presidential campaigns from his mentor Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump. Stone spent forty years in the corroded rectum of our corrupt two party system to emerge as a whistle blower to expose both Republicans and Democrats, Political dynasties, Wall Street, Lobbyists, Multinational corporations and the 'New World Order " ushered in by both parties. Stone will cover the 2016 Presidential race with an insiders knowledge and legions of sources. Roger Stone is a New York Times Bestselling Author of the "Clintons' War on Women" and "Jeb and the Bush Crime Family- the Inside story of an American Dynasty" -rabble rouser, Libertarian conservative who exposes the shocking secrets of the ruling elite and tells it like it is. Roger Stone is a seasoned political operative and pundit. A veteran of nine national presidential campaigns, he served as a senior campaign aide to three Republican presidents before leaving the GOP for the Libertarian Party. He is author of the New York Times bestseller The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ and has written for Fox…

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