USA Today won't let the "John Smoltz to Houston" thing die.
With Mike Hampton missing his next start because of a shoulder strain, there's a ready-made spot in the rotation waiting to be filled. Once Hampton is able to return, rookie Bud Norris is already 61 innings over the number he threw last season. Houston could certainly use the pitching depth, but would Smoltz be effective in a hitter's park like Minute Maid?
What say you?