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Chris Antonetti

Marla Ridenour: Indians' low-risk plan for success may work, but where's the sizzle?

CLEVELAND When I consider what bothers me about the 2015 Indians, an underachieving Carlos Santana comes to mind, along with their lack of a big right-handed bat, a major need since 2013, and their almost unfathomable bad luck with Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn. But after a 45-minute interview with Tribe President Mark Shapiro in his Progressive Field office Wednesday, what struck me most about the state of the team is its lack of sizzle. There is no excitement, no buzz, no spark. No player that fans want to leave their HDTVs to come see, even with reigning AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber in town. No sense of urgency to spend whatever it takes to become the first professional team to...

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