A .204 average wouldn't be that terrible if more of the hits he did get were for extra bases and came with runners on base.
.204 with 40 homers, 40 doubles, plus 100 walks and 110 RBI would be acceptable.
.204 with 40 homers and just 20 doubles doesn't cut it, especially when you don't play a premium defensive position at a high level.
The universe is the practical joke of the General at the expense of the Particular, quoth Frater Perdurabo, and laughed. The disciples nearest him wept, seeing the Universal Sorrow. Others laughed, seeing the Universal Joke. Others wept. Others laughed. Others wept because they couldn't see the Joke, and others laughed lest they should be thought not to see the Joke. But though FRATER laughed openly, he wept secretly; and really he neither laughed nor wept. Nor did he mean what he said.