Zero big postseason hits + zero winning seasons in Texas + one improved record by Texas when he left + zero American League championships + zero World Series trophies = 25 million dollars.
Sometimes A-Rod is seen as a positive distinction for someone who is popular and likable, possibly even affluent and sought after. However, in most places (i.e., Washington State, Texas) being called an A-Rod is considered an insult, meaning “sell-out” or even as a derogatory term for someone who is sexually easy, male or female. The term can be used to describe others in the media, sports, or television, or known acquaintances.
Can be used as an adjective, sometimes a noun.
"Pay Mary Jane enough and she'll go A-Rod for ya."
"Man, Justin is such an A-Rod."
n. Highest payed player in baseball who has not won a World Series pennant, nor has won a League Pennant, nor has had any significant postseason success, nor can fight like a man, and... he slaps balls.