I'm sorry, but I don't think I'd call that article "awesome." It was a whole lot of trying to connect dots that I'm not really sure add up. Is Chapman a perfect individual? Is he Joey Votto where his biggest flaw is he likes nice shirts and coffee? No. However, he's a 24 year old. Brandon Phillips was acquired by the Reds when he was 25, and the Indians gave up on him largely because of his attitude and very little to do with his talent. Chapman isn't really even 24 either. He went from a communist country to being able to do whatever he wants whenever he wants. It's obvious he likes fancy things and partying, so it's not really a surprise his transition may not have been the smoothest.
This part is just dumb to me.
But from June 7 through June 24 (Streak B), Chapman struggled: 6.1 innings, eight runs, four losses.
Really? You're going to pick out 6 innings from a reliever and try to paint that out to be a streak? No, that's grasping at straws.
Him having a "look at me" attitude has pretty much nothing to do with his on field play. Brandon Phillips may be the most "look at me" player in all of baseball right now, and in his time in Cincinnati it has never effected his on field play. He's so look at me he said he plays the game with flash because baseball is boring, and god bless him for that.
If you don't like Chapman being flashy, that's fine, but I think this was an article trying to put things together that don't really mesh. I have no doubt Chapman needs to gain some maturity, but I also think that's natural considering where he comes from and how much fame and money was handed to him as soon as he got to freedom.
I remember a time when people were questioning the mental makeup of Johnny Cueto on here (as well as his hair).