I have Lowell valued at around $5 million. Max Ramirez has been treated like prison cigarettes during his career: traded but rarely used. This is the third time that he’s been traded in his career. While he’s generally been considered a prospect, he’s yet to play well in Triple-A. He’s a valuable but highly risky asset. I estimate a Triple-A player of his caliber to be worth around $2.5 million. Thus, the total amount the Rangers are giving up is close to what they are getting. The Red Sox clear some payroll and open up a slot for a replacement at third base, and may have a back-up catcher in waiting. Seems like a win-win deal.