Bucs Bits: Pirates News and Notes 12/19/12

A few days removed from PirateFest weekend, here are some Bucco links:

- Speaking of PirateFest, nearly 17,000 fans flocked to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, which set a new record.

- Charlie Wilmoth of Bucs Dugout provides five reasons why the Pirates aren’t likely to get a huge return if they decide to trade Joel Hanrahan.

- More on Hanrahan — Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness wonders if the Hammer would be a significant upgrade for the Dodgers.

- Andrew McCutchen is a candidate to be on the cover of MLB 13: The Show. Voting begins on January 7th.

- Jason Shetler of Bucco Nation got an exclusive interview with MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo.

- Gaby Sanchez is ready to bounce back in 2013, writes Bob Cohn of the Trib.

- Happy Holidays from the Pirates.

- The introduction of the new Sunday alternate uniforms and batting practice cap at Friday’s PirateFest luncheon:

- Neil Walker is 100% and ready to go for 2013:

102 days until Opening Day.

Go Bucs

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