James Rapien

James Rapien

James Rapien covers the Bengals and Reds for Sports Illustrated's AllBengals.com and InsidetheReds.com. He's one-half of the Locked on Bengals Podcast. He's also the co-owner/creator of Cincinnati Bengals Talk on YouTube. He earned a journalism degree from the University of Cincinnati and has spent the majority of his professional career in the Queen City. Rapien previously covered the Cavaliers and Indians in Cleveland. He has a background in radio, which includes stops at 700 WLW, ESPN 1530 and 92.3 The Fan. He loves a good trade rumor and uses copious amounts of hot sauce on his food. Cincinnati chili is his go-to meal, followed by gallons of mint chocolate chip ice cream for dessert. When he isn't working or eating, he's probably walking his dog Finley or spending time with family. 

Jul 22, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz (44) reacts after a play against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Look: Cincinnati Reds Star Elly De La Cruz Continues to Make History

Look: Cincinnati Reds Star Elly De La Cruz Continues to Make History

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Jul 22, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Spencer Steer (7) and shortstop Elly De La Cruz (44) celebrate after a victory over the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Insight on Cincinnati Reds' Plans Ahead of MLB Trade Deadline

Insight on Cincinnati Reds' Plans Ahead of MLB Trade Deadline

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Tennessee pitcher Chase Burns (23) celebrates after ending the 7th inning with a strikeout against Stanford in the NCAA Baseball College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday, June 19, 2023.
Cincinnati Reds Analysis

Pitching Expert Praises Cincinnati Reds First Round Pick Chase Burns

Pitching Expert Praises Cincinnati Reds First Round Pick Chase Burns

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Jul 22, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz (44) reacts after a play against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Cincinnati Reds Snap Four-Game Losing Streak in 4-1 Win Over Atlanta Braves

Cincinnati Reds Snap Four-Game Losing Streak in 4-1 Win Over Atlanta Braves

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Jul 21, 2024; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz (44) walks off the field at the end of the eighth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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Nick Lachey Frustrated With Cincinnati Reds After Weekend Sweep: 'Something's Gotta Change'

Nick Lachey Frustrated With Cincinnati Reds After They Were Swept By Washington Nationals

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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frankie Montas (47) delivers a pitch in the first inning of the MLB game between Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.
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Buyers or Sellers? Reds Reportedly Willing to Sell at Trade Deadline

Buyers or Sellers? Cincinnati Reds Reportedly Willing to Sell at Trade Deadline

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Jun 23, 2024; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds designated hitter TJ Friedl (29) bats against the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
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Reds Outfielder Tj Friedl Set to Begin Rehab Assignment for Triple-A Louisville

Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Tj Friedl Set to Begin Rehab Assignment for Triple-A Louisville

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Joey Votto made his big-league debut in 2007.
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Joey Votto Scratched From Buffalo Bisons Lineup After Meeting With Media

Cincinnati Reds Legend Joey Votto Scratched From Buffalo Bisons Lineup After Meeting With Media

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Sep 26, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds designated hitter Joey Votto (19) reacts after striking out in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
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Good News: Joey Votto Promoted to Blue Jays' Triple-A Affiliate

Cincinnati Reds Legend Joey Votto Promoted to Toronto Blue Jays Triple-A Affiliate

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Jun 29, 2024; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Cincinnati Reds outfielder Stuart Fairchild (17) fields a ball form St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Nolan Gorman (16) during the eighth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports
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Cincinnati Reds Activate Stuart Fairchild From Injured List Ahead of Weekend Matchup With Washington Nationals

Cincinnati Reds Activate Stuart Fairchild From Injured List Ahead of Weekend Matchup With Washington Nationals

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Jun 18, 2024; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz (44) runs on a steal attempt against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park. The Reds won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Elly De La Cruz Has More Stolen Bases Than Five MLB Teams Entering Second Half of Season

Cincinnati Reds Star Elly De La Cruz Has More Stolen Bases Than Five MLB Teams

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Jul 10, 2024; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz (44) reacts after hitting a single in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
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Elly De La Cruz Makes Bold Prediction For Cincinnati Reds Following First All-Star Game

Elly De La Cruz Makes Bold Prediction For Cincinnati Reds Following First All-Star Game

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