Once the World Series comes to a close, the sides should have come to a decision, and Epstein should be ready to start to get things going on the North Side.
When Epstein does come into the Cubs organization, he is going to have to address many key issues. The Cubs need to be fixed wherever they can. One of the first places Epstein can begin would be addressing the outfield.
It is no secret that Alfonso Soriano is inefficient, and with the trade of Kosuke Fukudome during the season, the Cubs will need to find themselves an everyday outfielder. So who could that guy be?
Los Angeles Dodgers' outfielder Matt Kemp.
Kemp will be entering his final year with the Dodgers, and with all the issues surrounding the team, it would be wise of them to unload the talented player for some prospects and cash before they likely lose out on him in 2013.
Here are five reasons why Matt Kemp should be general manager Theo Epstein's first big move.