Patterson: Playoff hero’s exploits aren’t exactly out of nowhere

The Dodgers’ Chris Taylor wasn’t good with the M’s, but signs were there during his time with the AquaSox.

Everett Memorial Stadium’s baseball field converting to turf

The Mariners, Everett School District and others had to sign off on switch to an artificial surface.

Patterson: M’s lack of homegrown talent is a big concern

Statistics show Seattle is lacking behind playoff teams in player development.

DATA: Homegrown core players for MLB playoff teams 2012-17

Here’s numbers showing how much of an impact homegrown players had on the core of playoff squads.

Mariners’ Heredia has shoulder surgery

OF is expected to be ready for spring training

POLL RESULTS: Middling marks given to 2017 Seattle Mariners

More than half the responders to this week’s Seattle Sidelines poll gave the Mariners’ season a C.

Dipoto: Mariners “have a long way to go” to catch Astros

What’s next for the Mariners? GM Jerry Dipoto plans a few tweaks and hopes for a little luck

M’s shake up coaching staff; Bogar, Candaele won’t return

Hitting coach Edgar Martinez and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre will remain in current roles.

Patterson: Dipoto needs to relax on all the Mariners trades

All the trades the Seattle GM has made hasn’t paid off in the standings.

POLL: How do you evaluate the Seattle Mariners’ season?

Grade the 2017 Mariners, who finished 78-84 and missed the playoffs for the 16th straight year.

A look at starting pitching prospects traded away by M’s

Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto traded away a number of pitching prospects who had good 2017 seasons.

Bridwell, Paxton duel before Angels breakout, beat Mariners

The Mariners (78-84) fell eight games off their 86-76 record from last season.

Valbuena, Trout lift Angels over Mariners 6-5

Nelson Cruz hits his 39th home run of the season in Seattle’s loss.

M’s notebook: Paxton to pitch Sunday, Iwakuma has surgery

Seattle Mariners left-hander James Paxton won the debate — it was a mild debate — but the bottom line is he will… Continue reading

Ramirez has pitched way into Mariners’ plan for next season

The starter has been a steady presence in Seattle’s rotation since returning in a July 28 trade.

Analysis: M’s need to make offseason splash to remain relevant

Seattle must make a major offseason addition to close ground on Houston in the American League West.

Mariners clinch losing record with 6-5 loss to Oakland

Seattle will finish under .500 after Canha hits a walk-off homer for the Athletics.

Valencia, Alonso lead Mariners to 6-3 win over A’s

The two former Oakland players each hit home runs in Seattle’s victory.

Hernandez, Leake won’t pitch this weekend for Mariners

Servais says rookies Gonzalez, Moore will fill in for the veterans in the last series of the season.

Mariners thump Oakland 7-1

With its playoff hopes finally dashed, Seattle hits four homers in victory.