He has consistently said he has no interest in waiving his 10-and-5 service-time rights and consenting to a trade, but Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro might have an incentive to explore the market again now that Philadelphia is 24-31 and last in the NL East.
Schmidt said he'll be pulling for Rollins and plans to be on hand to congratulate the shortstop when he collects his 2,235th hit.
"It's one of those records where a guy has to play for a long time in a city," Schmidt said. "If you asked me 10 years ago if that record would ever be broken, I probably would have said no, because these guys move around too much now.
"This is a tough city, and most guys don't do it. That's a credit to Jimmy to have survived this town. There's a long list of guys who couldn't, and didn't, in all sports."