If he's given the chance he's going to start hitting. His BABIP is .206 right now (career .315), his BB% is better than in 2007 and his K% is only slightly worse than last year. His LD% is 13.5% right now and he was in the 22-24 range the last 3 years. He probably needs to make some adjustments to hit fewer ground balls but once he does that he should bounce back.
I actually wouldn't mind seeing him traded to the Mets or someone else in need of a 1B/3B because he actually hits more homers on the road (average on the road sucks, but that would probably go up if he stopped playing half his games at Coors).
"I can't explain it ... things happened so fast. I felt myself not penetrating, so I tried to go the right and it wasn't there."
-Steve McNair, after a failed QB sneak