Yeah, I've already explained that guy.
No one cares how you got to where you got before you failed. Just making a BL roster is an amazing feat. Batting .118 in your only season is a considered a failure.
The wife and I met a guy who pitched in the bigs a few years ago. Non-descript career. The wife asked the next day "Was he good?" I responded "Compared to everyone who's ever played baseball, he was very good. Compared to BL pitchers, not so much."
A-Rod is compared to great players not guys who played baseball at one time.