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After Yanks' deadline passes, Red Sox jump into lead for Santana

Updated: December 4, 2007, 10:07 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- While Hank Steinbrenner set deadlines and publicly lusted after Johan Santana, the Red Sox just bided their time and stayed in the game.

And what do you know? As Monday night turned into Tuesday morning at the winter meetings, suddenly it was the Red Sox who loomed as the favorites to pull off a deal for the best pitcher in baseball.

ESPN the Magazine's Buster Olney reported early Tuesday that the Twins asked the Red Sox for ...

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