By far the best baseball player in the world right now. Puts up amazing numbers and, yes, is overpaid, along with the majority of baseball players. Fields decently at third base because that awesome guy Derek Jeter
isn't willing to move even though he's not the best fielder either, while A-rod was stellar at short before moving to the Yankees. Is renowned for "choking" in playoff situations, although those happen to be small sample sizes in which anything can happen, and before 2005 actually played really well in the playoffs. Is hated by many Yankees fans because they believe that over the past years he hasn't lifted the team as much as he should because he's the best player in baseball, although they could point to bad pitching and having players out of their prime under huge contracts (e.g. Jason Giambi). They fail to realize that without his play the Yankees actually would've been worse those years.
Jeter up to bat, with the Yankees tied. Hits a bloop for a single.
Yankee Fan: Nice, man, Jeter leads the team so well.
Alex Rodriguez up to bat, flies out to left.
Yankee Fan: Wow...he should take a couple of pointers from Jeter. Why are we paying this guy so much money if he doesn't will us to win?
Later in the game, Yankees up by 3. A-rod hits a home run.
Yankee Fan: Wow. Thanks for a meaningless home run, A-rod. Way to pad your stats and come up strong when we don't need it.