Phillies Rumors: More international games against division rival coming in 2025

If a recent report is correct, the Phillies will find themselves playing the Mets in a different country again in 2025.

The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets are rumored to be scheduled to play in the Dominican Republic in 2025
The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets are rumored to be scheduled to play in the Dominican Republic in 2025 / Jim McIsaac/GettyImages

The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets are set to take their rivalry outside the I-95 corridor and onto the international stage when the two National League East foes face off in the London Series on June 8 and 9 of this year. The much-anticipated series is the latest MLB game to take place in the United Kingdom in recent years.

According to a recent post on X (the social media site formerly known as Twitter) from baseball insider Mike Rodriguez, in 2025, the Phillies and Mets could square off again in another international territory — this time in the Dominican Republic.

While an official announcement has yet to be made by Major League Baseball, the recent series between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays this past weekend in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, could be the start of a new yearly MLB showcase that takes place in the baseball-obsessed island country. It's still yet to be known if next year's rumored Phillies versus Mets series would take place during spring training or the regular season.

2024 will feature three regular season series outside of the US

The concept of playing baseball outside of the United States isn't new, but 2024 will see the league take the professional game to three different countries this season. The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will open the new season with a two-game series in Seoul, South Korea, from March 20-21.

The Mexico City Series will take place from April 27-28, with the Houston Astros facing the Colorado Rockies at Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú, Mexico City. This will be the seventh regular season series played south of the border and the second in consecutive years.

The Phillies-Mets London Series games in June will be an obvious mid-season highlight for fans. Former Phillies second baseman Chase Utley currently holds the title of MLB ambassador to Europe and has been living in England and trying to promote the sport ahead of the London Series, according to Natasha Dye of People.

If the most recent reports are correct, the Philadelphia Phillies will be on the international stage twice in the next few seasons. Phillies fans will have the opportunity to show the world how loud they really are when they play abroad in 2024 and 2025.