Dan Kirby

Dan Kirby

Dan is a freelance sports and fiction writer from Chicago, Illinois. He has written for several websites and spends his time not sleeping. Dan mixes a strange sense of humor, and even stranger sense of the bizarre into his writing.
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  • No Worries Diamondback Fans, Your Team is Loaded for the Future
    With a stockpile of young arms in the minors, and some big bats as well, the Diamondbacks are in it for the long haul.
  • The Third Floor
    A venture outside of reality leads to a discovery one tenant wasn't prepared for.
  • Top 21 Prospects Under 21
    The top 21 minor league prospects who are currently under the age of 21.
  • Angels' Mike Trout is Raking at AA Arkansas---Again
    The Angels Mike Trout is hitting .424 during his current 9 game hitting streak and making his case to be called up again, for good this time.
  • Cubs Sign Top Picks Dunston Jr., Maples, Vogelbach and Baez at Deadline
    The Chicago Cubs added some very talented players to their system tonight by signing 4 players that could have a quick path to Wrigley Field.
  • Cubs' Schlecht Gets First Pro Hit in 7-3 AZL Win
    Garrett Schlecht, the Cubs 9th round draft pick from this year's class, got his first professional hit in the AZL Cubs 7-3 win over the AZL Angels today.
  • Welcome the Newest Cub: Trevor Gretzky - Yes, that Gretzky
    The Chicago Cubs have signed Trevor Gretzky, their 7th round draft pick from this year's class. The deal was made official last night even though there were rumors that the deal had been done as early as Monday
  • Harper Hits 480FT Walk Off HR
    2 days after getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes, and slamming his helmet on the ground, Bryce Harper launched a 3-2 fastball to dead center field giving Harrisburg a 3-2 win over Trenton.
  • Minor League Player of the Year Candidates: Pitchers
    We are in an era of pitching the major leagues hasn't seen since the 1960's. With the recent influx of young talent entering the league, and the playing field being leveled with the absence of steroids, the game is being dominated from the mound.
  • Some Amazing Stats from This Year's Baseball Season
    Baseball is a game of rhythm. Over the course of a 162 game season, all sorts of streaks, slumps and anomalies occur. If you dig deep, you can find some that defy logic. Here are 10 of them.
  • Cubs Are Wasting Brett Jackson's Talent
    The Chicago Cubs recent 7 game winning streak gave only the most delusional of fans that there is still a glimmer of hope for this season. After the streak ended yesterday, they now sit at 49-66. They are 16 games out of first. No glimmer, no hope.
  • Tyler Skaggs' Name is Cooler Than Yours--and He'll Strike You Out If You Disagree
    With a name straight out of the pages of '˜Major League' that even Ricky Vaughn would be envious of, the 20 year old Tyler Skaggs has been making hitters uncomfortable from the on deck circle all season long.
  • In State Phenom Garrett Schlecht is the Newest Member of the Chicago Cubs
    When you grow up a lifelong Cardinals fan, wearing a Cubs uniform usually entails a loss of a bet. Or maybe someone offers you $20 on a dare, and you're broke, so you take it. Aside from that, you just don't do such things when it comes to sports.
  • Padres Flat Out Rob Rangers in Deadline Deal
    In a trade that gave the Texas Rangers immediate help in their bullpen, the Padres may have just locked up 40% of their rotation for the next decade.
  • Dante Bichette Jr. Doing His Best Gehrig Impression for Yankees GCL
    Dante Bichette Jr., whose father played 14 seasons in the majors hitting .299 with 274 HR and 1141 RBI, is off to a remarkable start to his pro career reminiscent of the Bronx Bombers of the 1920's.
  • Angels' 1st Round Pick CJ Cron Destroying Rookie League
    1st round pick CJ Cron is making the Angels look like geniuses again for taking another first baseman with their selection.
  • Harper Breaks Out of Slump with First AA Homerun
    Well, it took 19 games and 64 at bats but the wonder kid finally delivered. Bryce Harper, the 18 year old prodigy whose story has been well documented, smacked his first home run for Harrisburg last night in the Senators 6-3 win over Bowie.
  • Rangers' Future is Loaded with Talent
    Even with a loaded team that reached the World Series last year, the Ranger's farm system is stock piled with talent ready to produce.
  • Angels' Mike Trout Gets First Career RBI
    19 year old Mike Trout, the youngest player in baseball, notched his 1st career RBI last night with a bases loaded single in the top of the 6th inning off Oakland A's reliever Brad Ziegler.
  • The Young Guns Are on Their Way Cubs' Fans
    At 38-56, 11.5 games out of first, and on the path of 100 losses for the first time in 45 years, the Cubs' organization is finally starting to come to their collective senses and do something their fans have been asking for all season.
  • Bryce Harper Impressive in AA Debut
    Bryce Harper, possibly the highest touted prospect of all time, made his debut for AA Harrisburg last night.
  • Texas is Holding Pocket Aces in Erlin and Wieland
    Texas Rangers' prospects Robbie Erlin and Joe Wieland are enjoying stellar seasons on the mound together.
  • Well Cubs Fans, It's Time to Look at Possible #1 Picks for the 2012 Draft
    The Cubs are the 2nd worst team in baseball and will most likely battle the Astros for the 1st pick in the 2012 amateur draft. In a draft that is looking to be heavy on college pitching and high school hitting, here are some names to keep an eye on
  • Angels' Mike Trout Making a Case for the Big Show at Age 19
    19 year old Mike Trout is making a case to be the youngest player in baseball with his play.
  • Cubs' Castro Chasing 'Old Timey' Records
    Despite the Chicago Cubs miserable season, Starlin Castro is challenging some old timey team records.
  • Tick Tock, Tock Tick
    An average night of an overactive mind.
  • Wait Until Next Year Cubs Fans -- Seriously This Time
    2012 will begin a new era and a clean slate for the Chicago Cubs. It is time to let the kids play and spend wisely.
  • Next Wave: Ryan Flaherty
    After witnessing one of the best rookie classes ever last season, some wonder what the next wave of talent will bring to the big leagues. Here is the eighth in a series of players who should make an immediate impact when their chance arrives.
  • Next Wave: Brett Jackson
    After witnessing one of the best rookie classes ever last season, some wonder what the next wave of talent will bring to the big leagues. Here is the seventh in a series of players who should make an immediate impact when their chance arrives.
  • Next Wave: Jedd Gyorko
    After witnessing one of the best rookie classes ever last season, some wonder what the next wave of talent will bring to the big leagues. Here is the sixth in a series of players who should make an immediate impact when their chance arrives.
  • Next Wave: Brett Lawrie
    After witnessing one of the best rookie classes ever last season, some wonder what the next wave of talent will bring to the big leagues. Here is the fifth in a series of players who should make an immediate impact when their chance arrives.
  • Next Wave: Robbie Erlin
    After witnessing one of the best rookie classes ever last season, some wonder what the next wave of talent will bring to the big leagues. Here is the fourth in a series of players who should make an immediate impact when their chance arrives.
  • Next Wave: Mike Trout
    After witnessing one of the best rookie classes ever last season, some wonder what the next wave of talent will bring to the big leagues. Here is the third in a series of players who should make an immediate impact when their chance arrives.
  • Next Wave: Jake Odorizzi
    After witnessing one of the best rookie classes ever last season, some wonder what the next wave of talent will bring to the big leagues. Here is the second of a series of players who should make an immediate impact when their chance arrives.
  • Next Wave: Bryce Harper
    After witnessing one of the best rookie classes ever last season, some wonder what the next wave of talent will bring to the big leagues. Here is the first of a series of players who should make an immediate impact when their chance arrives.
  • Ranking Albert Pujols Among the Best Right Handed Hitters of All Time
    From Ruth, Gehrig, Cobb, Musial and others, baseball has been traditionally dominated at the plate by left handed hitters. Albert Pujols is the best right handed hitter today, but where does he stack up against the best of them all time?
  • Rookie Arms Race
    Last season the rookie crop was mostly dominated by hitters like Buster Posey and Jason Heyward. This season, the pitchers are grabbing the early headlines with both starters and relievers playing big roles for teams.
  • Some Records Were Not Meant to Be Broken
    Some baseball records are simply unattainable. The game has gone through many changes throughout it's existence and different eras dictate how the game is played.
  • 2005 MLB Draft Re-Do
    The 2005 MLB draft was one of the best in recent memory. Let's see how it would look if it were held today.
  • LeBron Vs. Superman Vs. Rose: What and Who is the MVP?
    Approaching the MVP award 3 different ways leaves us with 3 different winners.
  • Why the Bulls Will Win the 2011 NBA Title
    The Chicago Bulls finished the regular season winners of 9 straight and an NBA best 62-20 record. They now begin their quest to capture the city's first title since 1997-98. Here are 5 reasons why they will do it.

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