For a long time, there were elements in the Red Sox organization who thought Michael Bowden could ascend to ace status for the Carmine Hose. Back in 2005, Boston used their 47th overall pick to snap up Bowden—as compensation for losing Derek Lowe to free agency. But for whatever reason Bowden never clicked in Boston. In parts of five years with the big-league club, he posted a 5.61 ERA, throwing a grand total of 59 1/3 innings. Last April, he was traded to the Cubbies for the forgettable Marlon Byrd. So, even the guy who originally saw so much promise in Bowden (Theo Epstein) has 'outrighted' him to AAA. Bowden accepted the assignment and will now try to get back to The Show. We wish him the best.