But it may not be as bleak as it sounds. The presumptive Cy Young Award favorite is “actively engaged in talks” with the Mets, according to the New York Daily News.

The team could strike an agreement “by offering two years and significantly fewer dollars” than the three-year, $36 million deal signed by Oliver Perez, thought by many to be the barometer in talks with Dickey, the Daily News reported.

Full disclaimer, this media report could be as FoS as FoC is at times and the value of this report is roughly that of a small piece of toilet paper that would be used to wipe our collective butts, metaphorically speaking of course.

But the idea that the Mets are going to offer Robert Allen less money than what they paid Oliver Twist just sticks in the craw of the Bishop.

Sticks in the craw.