Barack Obama predicts a White Sox-Nationals World Series

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Barack Obama is a big White Sox fan who lives/works in Washington, D.C., so I suppose the president’s World Series prediction was sort of … well, predictable:

When asked for his World Series prediction, Mitt Romney picked* “whichever teams don’t benefit from revenue sharing.”

* That’s not actually true. And my attempts at political humor are very lame. But at least they’re also half-hearted!

Report: Athletics sign Chris Herrmann to one-year, $1 million deal

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ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Athletics and catcher Chris Herrmann have agreed to a contract. It’s a one-year deal worth $1 million with performance incentives, per Fancred’s Jon Heyman.

Herrmann, 31, spent last season with the Mariners, batting .237/.322/.421 with a pair of home runs and seven RBI in 87 plate appearances. He opened the season at Triple-A Tacoma, then was called up in late May. Herrmann battled an oblique injury during the season as well.

Herrmann figures to back up Josh Phegley behind the plate in 2019.