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Abby Schmeling

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Born and raised in Detroit, I proudly follow my Detroit sports teams from Chicago — especially the Red Wings and Tigers. An avid writer, I currently work in marketing as an editor and strategist. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @aschmels

Drummond: Little Caesars Arena doesn’t acknowledge the Pistons enough

Is Little Caesars Arena favoring one of its home teams over the other? Detroit Piston center Andre Drummond seems to think so. https://twitter.com/AndreDrummond/status/912051237109030912 After a visit over the weekend, Drummond couldn't help but notice the abundance of Red Wings memorabilia throughout the new venue. During Monday's team media day,...

Still no update on Andreas Athanasiou and Red Wings contract agreement

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In case you missed it: The Detroit Red Wings and Andreas Athanasiou still have not come to a contract agreement. While the Wings offered the forward a two-year deal at $1.9 million per year last week, it hasn’t been accepted. In fact, Athanasiou’s camp...

REPORT: MLB reviewing circumstances of umpire hit by Detroit Tigers pitch

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers
An unnamed source told The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is reviewing the circumstances of a play from Wednesday, September 13, Detroit Tigers' game. During the play, catcher John Hicks failed to stop a pitch from Buck Farmer and the ball hit home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott in...

LOOK: Detroit Red Wings 2017 training camp roster revealed

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings
On Friday, September 15, the NHL season officially kicks off when the Detroit Red Wings have their first training camp practice in Traverse City, Michigan, at Centre Ice Arena. Here’s a full look at the training camp schedule. https://twitter.com/DetroitRedWings/status/908039460390137857 So, who will we see take the ice...

Jim Leyland’s reasons for bringing back Brad Ausmus will make your head explode

The future of Brad Ausmus and the Detroit Tigers has been a topic of conversation since the season started. In fact, Tigers fans haven’t been shy about calling for his departure. https://twitter.com/ZackSleaze/status/903639278042918912 However, Jim Leyland has a different perspective. In an interview on the Jamie and...

Could Tyler Bertuzzi crack the roster for the Red Wings come opening night?

Tyler Bertuzzi may be the only Grand Rapids Griffins player to join the Red Wings roster for the 2017–18 season. At least, he’s one of the most likely Griffins to be on the Detroit lineup. https://twitter.com/MLiveSports/status/907185307371569152 Bertuzzi is the nephew of former Red Wing Todd Bertuzzi....

5 players who could be the next great Detroit Tigers ace

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers
As part of the rebuild, the Detroit Tigers have stacked quite an impressive pitching pool. In fact, recent transactions have put the club in the running to be ranked as one of the best pitching farm systems in the league. With the trade of Justin...

LOOK: Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias posts photo with his new baby

Earlier today, it was announced that Jose Iglesias would be out on paternity leave, as he and his wife welcome a new baby. https://twitter.com/cmccosky/status/905446301231439874 We'd like to congratulate the proud dad on his new baby! Iggy posted a picture to his Instagram this afternoon and it looks like the...

‘Just-in’ time: Meet the newest crop of Detroit Tigers prospects

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies
It's safe to say that Thursday, August 31, (Friday morning for those who fell asleep) is a day Tigers fans will never forget. First, Justin Upton (and cash) went to the Los Angeles Angels for RHP Grayson Long and a player to be named later....

LOOK: Justin Upton posts Instagram message for Tigers fans

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers
Guys, Justin Upton just posted a message on Instagram to Detroit Tigers fans, and I'm crying. https://www.instagram.com/p/BYetV1yFwRl/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BYf2whHlXl0/ Out of nowhere, news came out that J-Up was headed to sunny California, in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels for pitcher Grayson Long and a player to be named later. The...

Brad Ausmus thinks he’s an MD, gives opinion on Miguel Cabrera’s back

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
Miguel Cabrera didn’t play yesterday after leaving Monday night’s game in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies with lower back tightness. But don’t worry, Brad Ausmus put on his MD hat when he told the Detroit News, “Quite frankly, I think he’s going...

What do Victor Martinez’s heart issues mean for his career?

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals
On Sunday, Victor Martinez was sent back to the disabled list for a second time this season due to an irregular heartbeat. The Detroit Tigers DH isn’t the only professional athlete to suffer from an irregular heartbeat; in fact, he’s not the only MLB player to...

JUST IN: Andreas Athanasiou considering leaving Red Wings

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Forward Andreas Athanasiou may not be with the Detroit Red Wings for the 2017–18 season. According to sources, the restricted free agent is in talks with the KHL for a one-year deal. https://twitter.com/CraigCustance/status/900154198620344322 This summer, Athanasiou and the Wings have been trying to negotiate a contract,...

Verlander is still good: 47th on career strikeout list

In his career, Justin Verlander has thrown 2,356 strikeouts in 378 starts over 13 seasons, putting him at 47th on the all-time list. Forty more and the right-hander will be tied with Sandy Koufax (44th). Koufax threw 2,396 strikeouts with the Dodgers — in...

3 players the Tigers MUST call up in September

The Detroit Tigers season is over. It’s time to get some prospects playing time in the big leagues. With a number of veteran players nursing minor injuries, there’s no reason we can’t give the boys a day off. Here are the TOP three prospects...

Justin Verlander and the Cubs, a potential trade

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. The...

The Detroit Tigers need Daniel Norris… eventually

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NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. Tigers...

Martinez, Wilson/Avila Trades: Return Prospects Performance

Let’s face it, the 2017 season is over for the Detroit Tigers. Now it’s time to focus on some of the prospects the clubhouse acquired in late July. When news broke that J.D. Martinez was headed to Arizona, the general consensus was that Al Avila...

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